Definition of chimichurri in English:


Line breaks: chimi|churri
Pronunciation: /tʃɪmɪˈtʃʊri


[mass noun]
(In Argentinian cookery) a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled meat, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chilli pepper: often billed as ‘Argentine barbecue sauce’, chimichurri extends its influence far beyond the grill
More example sentences
  • Grilled Argentine meats, huge portions served with chimichurri, the characteristic Argentine dipping sauce made from parsley, olive oil, vinegar, garlic and peppers.
  • With the beef came grilled asparagus, yuca-crab tatter tots (potatoes) and, in case the adobo rub wasn't tangy enough, an abundance of roasted garlic chimichurri, that herbed, spicy Argentinian sauce.
  • They were tossed together with blue cheese and soft-stewed carrots and topped with chimichurri.


Argentinian Spanish: origin unknown.

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