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Chimichurri Dressing

This chimichurri dressing is so delicious that you will want to shimmy your way across the kitchen to get it out of the fridge!

Salad dressing bottle full of the green chimichurri dressing

I recently posted a chimichurri sauce I make all the time and as I was eating it, I realized I’d never made a dressing out of this sauce.

One of the ways I eat chimichurri is I dollop some in my salad and mix it around with my fork.  So a dedicated dressing is naturally the next progression.

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In fact, have your tastes changed over the years?  I’d love to know because mine definitely have.

Here are a just a few recipes my tastes have expanded to include:

I like all of the above now, where I never used to.  And they are all equally surprising to me.  Now, I prefer my oil and vinegar dressings over creamy ones.  (Move over, blue cheese!) However, I never would have thought that possible.  But it is.

This chimichurri dressing tastes like the sauce only better.  It’s probably the extra oil.

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How to make this dressing

Cilantro, parsley, garlic paste, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

The photo above shows some the ingredients for the chimichurri dressing: cilantro, parsley, garlic paste, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

I pull out my food processor and add 1 cup of packed cilantro, as well as 1 cup of packed parsley, to begin with.  I also add 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin.

Next, I turn the food processor on high for 2 minutes, until the ingredients are smooth.

Here is the delicious chimichurri dressing.

Salad dressing bottle full of the chimichurri

We poured this delicious chimichurri dressing on our garlic shrimp salad!

So, I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

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A bottle filled with the green dressing with a salad in the background

Shimmy for Chimichurri Dressing

This dressing is so delicious on any salad!  Truly!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dressings
Cuisine: Sauce
Keyword: chimichurri dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 32 tablespoons
Calories: 22kcal


  • 1 cup cilantro packed
  • 1 cup parsley packed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin



  • Add all the above ingredients in a food processor and process for 2 minutes or until smooth
  • Make a salad
  • Dribble dressing on the salad
  • Eat salad
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 22kcal | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 15mg | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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  1. Your bit about shimmying and tassel twirling in Gypsy made me erupt into gales of hilarity. You are a woman of many talents!! I am all about chimichurri ANYTHING. So if you tell me I’ll like it on salad, I’m very, very sure that you’re right. I can’t wait to give this a try!

  2. What a lovely, easy, flavourful dressing recipe! It’s such an appetizing colour too! Loved the photo of you from Gipsy – what fun that must have been!

  3. Such an easy dressing recipe, totally doable in less than 10 minutes even. And such a fun time you were having. You do have many hidden talents ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. This dressing sounds so good and easy to prepare. Pinning so I can try this soon. Love the photo of you. So Cute!

  5. Oh how I love these chimichurri sauces, yours looks faaaaabulous! Love the photo of your show too, wish I’d been there, you look fantastic!

  6. You got talent, I love the story of the trumpet. The dressing is very interesting and perfect for a fresh summer salad. Much better than a creamy dressing. I like the combination of the herbs with the balsamic vinegar. Food processor at hand it is so easy to do.

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