Chimichurri is a fresh, herbal sauce that originally comes from Argentina, but has since become popular throughout South and even North America. The traditional way to enjoy this sauce is to spoon it over grilled meats and sometimes vegetables. And indeed, chimichurri tastes delicious when served in this manner. However, there are lots of other, less traditional ways to use it, too. Here are a few of them.
Put it on burgers.
People are getting really creative with their burgers these days, and it's fabulous. Chimichurri is a great sauce to use if you're trying to create a burger with some Argentinian flavor. Since it is so runny, it will just run off if you try to spread it on like mayonnaise. So, a good alternative is to dip both sides of your burger buns into the chimichurri. Hold them in the sauce for a few seconds so they can really soak it in. Top this burger with some pickled jalapenos, avocado, and tomato, and you have quite a delicious creation.
Drizzle it on nachos.
Chimichurri may not be the most traditional topping for nachos, but it definitely works well with them. You can make an incredible weeknight meal by creating your own pan of nachos. Lay down a layer of chips. Scatter on some grated cheese, lots of chopped tomato and onion, some jalapeno peppers, and your favorite salsa. Drizzle on some chimichurri, and then bake your nachos at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is fully melted.
Make an omelet.
The herbal flavors in chimichurri pair really well with eggs. So, what application could be better than making an omelet? Get your eggs in the pan, drizzle on some chimichurri, and then add your other favorite fillings. Cheddar cheese, onions, and chicken all taste great when paired with chimichurri inside an omelet.
Dress a salad.
You can absolutely use chimichurri as a salad dressing. It's a little more flavorful than your typical dressing, but that can be nice if you're someone who often finds salad boring. Try putting it on a salad of romaine lettuce, sliced apples, red onions, pecans, and shredded carrot. It's really delicious!
There are plenty of unique ways to enjoy chimichurri at home. Use some of the ideas above, and see how you like them! There's plenty of room to change up the other ingredients in these dishes, too.
For more information, contact a local sauce distributer, like Cordoba Foods- Gaucho Ranch Foods.Share