Herby, peppery and lemony, this easy chimichurri dry rub is perfect for grilling season!
Chimichurri is a fresh, uncooked sauce with origins in Argentina and Uruguay. It's traditionally made with fresh parsley, garlic, olive oil, chili pepper, oregano and red wine vinegar. The sauce tastes fresh, herby, tart and spicy and is usually used as a condiment and/or marinade for grilled meats.
The chimichurri seasoning here has all the delicious flavors of chimichurri sauce packed into a dry rub that you can keep ready in the kitchen cabinet. The rub is made with dried parsley and oregano, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, salt and dried lemon zest. It's herby, peppery, lemony and excellent on grilled chicken breast or grilled steaks.
What's in the dry rub?
How to make dried lemon zest:
Spread out fresh lemon zest on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Cover loosely with a paper towel and let sit at room temperature until completely dry (~1 day).
How to make the dry rub:
Step 1. Add all dry rub ingredients to a bowl.
Step 1. Stir together until well combined.
For another delicious take on chimichurri flavors, also check out this chimichurri aioli recipe!
How to use it:
This dry rub is great on chicken breast and steaks. Dry the raw meat well using paper towels, then rub with a little bit of mild olive oil. Make sure all chimichurri dry rub ingredients are well combined, then rub the mix on the meat and grill.
How to store it:
Store the dry rub in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry place, such as the kitchen pantry or a kitchen cabinet.
How spicy is this dry rub?
This dry rub has a medium level of heat from the crushed red pepper flakes and the ground black pepper.
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Chimichurri Dry Rub
- measuring spoons
- mixing bowl
- 4 teaspoons dried parsley
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried lemon zest*
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until well combined. Store in a glass jar or another airtight container in a cool, dark and dry place, such as a kitchen cabinet.
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