Cilantro-Mint Chimichurri


Chimichurri is a great, easy sauce to add bright and complex flavors to many meals, meat or chicken, fish or grilled vegetables. If your Fourth of July feast needs a little extra flavor, consider this sauce, using this week's cilantro and any mint and scallions you might have left over from last week's share. You could probably also thin it out a little with extra lemon juice and olive oil to use it as a salad dressing (use up this week's lettuce too!)


2 cloves garlic

1/2 c packed fresh cilantro

1/2 c packed fresh mint

1/2 c packed fresh parsley

1/2 c chopped scallion

1/4 c olive oil

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground red pepper



Place garlic in a food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until nearly smooth. Serve with meat, chicken, fish or grilled vegetables.