summer sauce

traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

pin this 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe for later!!!

let’s do something fun today, shall we?

such as…

grabbing all the best summery herbs from our herb gardens & blending them up with tons of garlic & tons of vinegar & an avocado for good measure, then proceeding to shove the resulting creamy, dreamy summery sauce into our faces with veggies & chips & spoons & even maybe our hands because it is just THAT good. 

YASSSSS…doesn’t that sound like the freaking best?!

traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

pin this 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe for later!!!

…or maybe we just have different definitions of fun. 😬😂

BUT. before you write me off as weird AF or as a total loser, puhleeeease just hear me out:

summer sauce is seriously the bomb dot com.

avocado chimichurri sauce: naturally vegan, whole30 compliant, & just really darn good.traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

pin this 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe for later!!!

so…first thing’s first. a teeny tiny point of clarification. i dub this recipe “summer sauce” in my real life, but google’s gonna be a lot happier with me if i call it avocado chimichurri. because google’s boring like that.

the important part, though? avocado chimichurri literally tastes like an explosion of summer in your mouth. we’re talkin…

  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh oregano (i’m growing some in my herb garden, but have also had great luck with whole foods’ fresh oregano – it’s beautiful!)
  • tons of garlic
  • a generous splash of red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (this is my fave evoo – the best quality for the $!)
  • one creamy, dreamy avocado

you throw it all in a food processor or a high-powered blender, watch it spin ‘round into a beautiful oblivion, & behold the creamy, dreamy green beauty of a sauce that awaits you. traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

& aside from being freaking gorgeous, avocado chimichurri packs a mean flavor punch. the avocado obviously contributes a to-die-for creamy factor, but herbs make it taste so fresh. & when you add a copious amount of garlic & a good splash of red wine vinegar to the mix? game over.

creamy, punchy green goodness in less than 10 minutes. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

how to serve avocado chimichurri sauce: traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

pin this 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe for later!!!

the real beauty of this avocado chimichurri sauce lies in the fact that it takes less than 10 minutes to whip together & it’s so freaking versatile that you can put it on just about anything.

it’s FABULOUS served on top of my perfect 3-minute cast iron steaks, but it would also be great on any grilled meats that you make this summer: grilled chicken, pork chops, turkey burgers…you name it.a cast iron steak recipe to show you how to cook steakhouse quality steaks at home. you only need 5 ingredients, 3 minutes, & 1 great skillet to cook a perfectly medium rare cast iron steak on your stove top - how easy is that?! #playswellwithbutter #castironsteak #easysteakrecipe #steakhousesteakrecipe #castironrecipe

avocado chimichurri would also double as an amazing salad dressing. drizzle a few spoonfuls on top of your favorite summer salad. like a simple caprese! (omg yum.) or my summer glow bowls! (double yum.)

orrrrr you could serve it up as a veggie dip for your favorite summer produce! or slather it on some grilled bread! or spread it on a sandwich.

seriously. this stuff can go with pretty much anything.

or! go the minimalist route & just eat it by the spoonful. no one’s judging here. 😜 traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

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traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant! #playswellwithbutter #avocadochimichurri #chimichurrisauce #veganrecipe #easyrecipe

10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce


  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: sauce

Description

traditional chimichurri gets a fun twist with this easy 10-minute avocado chimichurri sauce recipe! made with tons of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, oregano), plenty of red wine vinegar, & avocado, this avocado chimichurri is tangy, flavorful, & SO creamy. perfect to top any grilled meats this summer, to spread on a sandwich, to serve as a dip, or to eat by the spoonful! vegan & whole30 compliant!


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley leaves (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (packed)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Place the cilantro, parsley, oregano, avocado, garlic, salt, ground black pepper, & red wine vinegar in a food processor or high-powered blender. Pulse to combine, then let the food processor run until the mixture is smooth. Scrape down the the sides of the food processor as needed. With the food processor running, slowly stream in the extra virgin olive oil. From here, you can add in the water to loosen up the chimichurri a little bit – I love the consistency after about ¼ cup of water! Set aside to serve, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Storage: Because the avocado chimichurri sauce has a fair amount of acid in it from the red wine vinegar, it’ll keep without browning significantly for about 1 week. Store it in the refrigerator, covered.
  • Serving: My favorite way to serve avocado chimichurri is drizzled on top of a 3-minute cast iron steak. Avocado chimichurri also doubles as a great salad dressing for your favorite summer salad, like this one, or you could slather it on your favorite sandwich. It also is great to serve as a dip with your favorite summer veggies and crackers, it would be great to spread over grilled bread, or just by the spoonful – no one’s judging here. 😜
  • Food processor: I’ve said it before, & I’ll probably say it again. My food processor is legit my favorite kitchen appliance. It gets used on a near daily basis in my house. It’s durable, great quality, & dishwasher safe!

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i help modern gals turn everyday moments into celebrations with recipes that are just as easy as they are elegant.

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  2. This looks so good. I’m one of those people that thinks cilanto tastes like soap! What do you think would be a good substitute? Or should I just add more parsley? Thanks girl!

    • haha totally get it, girl! i’m one of those people who could just eat cilantro raw bahaha, but i know it’s one of those foods that can be polarizing. you could do all parsley – but i think a mix of parsley & basil would also be fab!!! xo

  3. I would swallow my pride and try this. Love the Inside Out references. 😆

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