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Chimichurri Sauce

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Originating from South America, this sauce is full of flavor and perfect for grilled vegetables, steak, chicken, or fish. It’s a simple and quick sauce that can be used as a marinade or dipping sauce.

Diets: dialysis, early stages of CKD, diabetes

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What you need:
 2 cups fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
 5 garlic cloves, peeled
 ½ tsp black pepper
 ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
 1 tsp oregano
 ½ cup olive oil, keep 1 Tbsp reserved to end
 2 tbsp white or red vinegar
To make the sauce:
1

De-stem parsley and roughly chop.

2

Place parsley, garlic, and seasonings in a food processor and blend.

3

Add olive oil and vinegar and blend.

4

Serve room temperature on meat or fish. Can also be served atop rice, beans or vegetables. To use this sauce as a marinade, add chicken or meat and let sit for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Note: This recipe is suitable for many people with chronic kidney disease. However, your type of treatment and other health concerns may make it unsuitable for your particular diet. Check with your doctor to make sure it’s OK for you.

Ingredients

What you need:
 2 cups fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
 5 garlic cloves, peeled
 ½ tsp black pepper
 ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
 1 tsp oregano
 ½ cup olive oil, keep 1 Tbsp reserved to end
 2 tbsp white or red vinegar

Directions

To make the sauce:
1

De-stem parsley and roughly chop.

2

Place parsley, garlic, and seasonings in a food processor and blend.

3

Add olive oil and vinegar and blend.

4

Serve room temperature on meat or fish. Can also be served atop rice, beans or vegetables. To use this sauce as a marinade, add chicken or meat and let sit for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Chimichurri Sauce