Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)


Elevate your meal with this herby sauce.

The Argentinian classic, chimichurri is an excellent sauce to enhance the flavour of a meal. Made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and plenty of fresh herbs, chimichurri has vibrant colour, a fresh herby and garlicky taste with just a hint of spice.

Historically, chimichurri is famously used on grilled meat, but it’s such a delicious condiment, it should never be reserved for just meats. If you’re a vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan there’s really no end to the ways you can enjoy this deliciously versatile sauce.

There are many variations of chimichurri out there, but this is close to the classic version - predominately fresh parsley with a bit of oregano. Whether it’s introducing new herbs or changing the ratios of herbs, feel free to experiment, you can really throw in whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Coriander is a common addition that adds a tasty extra dimension. Furthermore, chimichurri is typically not a spicy condiment, however, add more chilli if that’s your thing.


Part of what makes this flavourful condiment such a wonderful choice for meal prepping is its simplicity. There’s no cooking involved, just throw all the ingredients into the Vibe Blender jug for a few seconds and it’s done! It’s ridiculously easy and forgiving. In just a few minutes you have a flavour bomb of a sauce that can amplify a variety of meals for the days ahead. 

While chimichurri sauce is traditionally paired with beef, it’s also terrific with other proteins, such as lamb, chicken, turkey, and fish. Beyond meat, here’s some suggestions, so you can put chimichurri sauce to good use.

Toss through roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes.
Make green eggs: Use it as a flavour builder on fried or scrambled eggs.
French fry dipping sauce.
Grain bowls: Grab your favourite roasted veggies, some grains, and slather on the sauce.
Dressing for salad greens, tomato salad, potato salad.
Mez platter dip with hummus and naan bread
Toss with roasted or grilled vegetables.
On top of avocado toast
Toss it with pasta or pasta salad.
Mix it with yogurt or labneh to create a dip.
Mix into homemade mayonnaise for a creamy and herb-packed spread
Drizzled over grilled tofu.