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Chimichura Sauce

1 1/2 cups packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
½ c cilantro
2-3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
3 T  red wine vinegar
1 T lemon or lime juice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place parsley, cilantro garlic,  vinegar, lemon juice red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper (to taste) in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Process until finely chopped, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, about 1 minute total.
  2. With the motor running, add oil in a steady stream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and pulse a few times to combine. Transfer sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 1 day to allow the flavors to meld. Before serving, stir and season as needed. The chimichurri will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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