Spinach Chimichurri

by Kristine on July 16, 2015

in 5 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sides & Salads

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Plain grilled meat got ya down? Prepare to have your mind blown! Gone are the days of having BBQ sauce as the only sauce for grilled meat. This Spinach Chimichurri is the perfect addition to anything you might be throwing on the grill this summer. Steak, chicken, shrimp, fish and even grilled veggies. The best part is, you’re getting hefty dose of healthy greens in each serving! In each 2 Tbsp you’re getting over 1/3 cup packed spinach. Not bad! If your kids like garlic, I think there’s a good chance they’d go for this sauce too.

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Chimichurri is typically made with parsley, cilantro, or a combination of both. I have a recipe from the archives for a herb based chimichurri, and the recipe for that is here. But this time around, I thought it would be great to use spinach! I used the Organicgirl baby spinach, and I totally recommend using a baby spinach, as its sweeter and the leaves are more tender than regular spinach.

I’ve made this sauce twice already and I can’t get enough. I love garlic and I like different ways to get my greens.  I hope you give this a try soon!

Spinach Chimichurri
 
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Recipe type: Side
Yield: ½ cup - 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups fresh spinach, packed
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until it turns into a somewhat chunky sauce. You'll want it to be a similar consistency to pesto.
Nutrition
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 65 Fat: 6.8 g Saturated fat: 0.9 g Carbs: 1.1 g Sugar: 0.3 g Sodium: 154 mg Fiber: 0.3 g Protein: 0.4 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Organicgirl

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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