You ordered a large amount of chimichurri sauce, perhaps to make a specific recipe or dish. You enjoyed it, but now, you still have a ton leftover! Whatever should you do with all that extra chimichurri? Here are a few ideas.
1. Make a salad dressing.
Chimichurri is a little thick and concentrated to use as a salad dressing on its own, but you can easily fix that. Drizzle an equal portion of olive oil into your chimichurri, and then toss that mixture with your salad. It's lovely with some spring mix and cranberries.
2. Make a flavored aioli for use on sandwiches and burgers.
Making aioli, which is really just a thinner mayonnaise, is a lot simpler than you might think. And you can flavor your aioli by mixing it with your chimichurri. Start with two egg yolks. Start whisking them vigorously, and once they are slightly foamy and lighter in color, start drizzling in 1/4 cup of olive oil. Keep adding the oil a little at a time as you continue to whisk. Once the olive oil has been completely whisking in, add two tablespoons of the chimichurri, and whisk some more. This flavored aioli is amazing on burgers and chicken sandwiches.
3. Eat it on eggs.
Chimichurri might seem like a strange topping for eggs, but actually, it's really unique and delicious. It's best on fried eggs. Fry them until the yolk is just warm but still running, and then drizzle some chimichurri on top. Enjoy!
4. Make a chimichurri vegetable pizza.
Chimichurri makes an excellent alternative pizza sauce, especially when your pizza is a veggie one. Top a prepared pizza crust with your chimichurri, mozzarella cheese, and pre-cooked veggies of your choice. Bake the pizza in a 400 degree F oven until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted. Let cool, slice, and eat.
5. Toss your roasted veggies.
Roasted veggies are healthy and delicious, and chimichurri gives them something a little extra. Drizzle your veggies with olive oil, and sprinkle them with salt. Bake at 375 degrees F until crispy and starting to brown. Then, remove them from the oven and immediately toss them with the chimichurri. Zucchini and Brussels sprouts are particularly good prepared like this.
Don't let that wholesale chimichurri sauce go to waste. Whether you make salad dressing, use it as a topping for your eggs, or add some flavor to your roasted veggies, you have options.Share
20 July 2020
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