Healthy Chimichurri Sauce

April 10, 2014




Tilapia with Fresh Chimichurri 

  •  3/4  cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4  cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1  fresh jalapeño chiles (about 1-3/4 oz. total), rinsed, stemmed, and seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons lime juice
  • About 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  1. In a blender or food processor, whirl  cilantro, parsley, oregano, jalapeños, garlic, 6 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) salt until smooth.
  2. Taste, and add more salt if desired.  Scrape chimichurri into a small bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425ºF.
  4.  Rinse tilapia and pat dry.
  5. Sprinkle all over with salt and black pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil
  6. Bake just until fish is opaque throughout, about 10 -15 minutes.
  7. To serve, drizzle a little or a lot of chimichurri over each piece of fish.
  8. Serve remaining sauce at the table to add to taste.


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One Response to “Healthy Chimichurri Sauce”

  1. natalie@thesweetslife Says:

    I LOVE chimichurri sauce!! Haven’t made it in forever-thanks for the reminder 🙂

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