Parsley & Cilantro Chimichurri

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Parsley & Cilantro Chimichurri

 This parsley & cilantro chimichurri recipe is a bit of a twist on a traditional chimichurri. I added lime and black pepper essential oils which add such a refreshing burst of flavour.

Black pepper essential oil has a sharp flavour which makes it a great addition to this chimichurri recipe. It’s high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, which are natural chemicals known for their antioxidant activity.

Lime essential oil is a staple in our home. It adds a tart and sweet flavour to salad dressings, homemade salsa, avocado dip, and of course this parsley and cilantro chimichurri. Lime essential oil is known for its purifying properties. Add a drop to your sparkling water to add flavour and skip the sugary sodas.

Parsley & Cilantro Chimichurri recipe with essential oils
Parsley & Cilantro Chimichurri recipe with essential oils

Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh Italian parsley chopped

1 cup fresh cilantro chopped

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt

1 fresh jalapeño pepper

2-3 small garlic cloves minced

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

2 drops lime essential oil*

2 drops black pepper essential oil*

1 tbsp pure maple syrup (I prefer a dark maple syrup)

Directions:

1. Loosely chop parsley and cilantro and remove any thick stems. *I don’t measure exactly. It’s approximately 1 cup of each. 

2. Chop jalapeño and remove seeds.

3. Squeeze lime juice.

4. Mince garlic.

5. Add all ingredients except for the essential oils into a food processor and blend until mixed well.

6. Add CPTG essential oils and blend for another 5-10 seconds.

Serve with grilled beef. Use as a marinade on trout. Spice up your poached eggs.

 

 

 

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