Dreamy Chimichurri

My dreams have changed a little after 5 months in England. Thanks to British cooking techniques like the oh-so-popular ‘salt on every 2 in 5 potatoes’, I went into spice withdrawal fast. I watched my favorite food drift away across the Atlantic: Adios avocados. Goodbye salsa. Where are you chilies?

You can keep the castles, princes, and sunset romances in meadows, please just give me a bowl of something SPICY

Here’s my goes-with-everything, incredibly delicious sauce to spice it up

Chimichurri of DreamsImage

Ingredients

½ cup cilantro

½ cup parsley

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

juice of 1 lemon or lime

1 clove garlic

3 dried red chili peppers (alternatively about a ½ teaspoon of red chili flakes)

2 spicy green finger chilies or 1 jalapeño

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon water

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Just blend this list in a blender or food processor!Image

It’s a heavy ingredient list, yes. But these individual ingredients come together to make the most delicious, flavorful, party-in-your-mouth chimichurri that you will have. Use it as a salad dressing. Put it on your fish tacos. Add it to beans for flavor. Put it on hummus (“Are you mad woman? On hummus?!” – you might be thinking. Well maybe I am mad, but they add chimichurri to falafel and hummus in Israel. It’s the perfect spice + lemon acidity to warm up heavy hummus) My favorite idea? We’ll use it as a spread on THE BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICH IN THE WORLD, coming tomorrow to this blog and your stomachs

-Happy Eating

Dakota

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