I am all for supporting a good cause. Especially if it is for someone as sweet as my friend Jey over at The Jey of Cooking. After her mother received a life saving heart transplant, she decided to start raising money to support the American Heart Association. Jey will be donating one dollar for every post with a heart healthy recipe submitted to her blog fundraiser.
So for my recipe, I chose Chimichurri. A delicious fresh sauce made with heart healthy olive oil, herbs and garlic. Many studies have shown that especially in women, a diet that includes olive oil and leafy vegetables helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Chimichurri is perfect on grilled steak, chicken or fish. I also serve it over brown rice and it is delicious. Even better, it comes together in a minute or two and can be made ahead of time. So, now that it is the perfect weather to grill, get out there and grill up some beautiful lean meat and enjoy this sauce!
Check out the post over at The Jey of Cooking, if you are interested in donating for her cause!
1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems
3-4 garlic cloves
2 Tbsps fresh oregano leaves (can sub 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 Finely chop the parsley, fresh oregano, and garlic (or process in a food processor several pulses). Place in a small bowl.
2 Stir in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Adjust seasonings.
Serve immediately or refrigerate. If chilled, return to room temperature before serving. Can keep for a day or two.