You might think you’re eating pretty healthily most of the time, but research shows that we’re taking in more salts, fats and sugars than we think. And they come in the form of condiments.
Store-bought sauces, dressings and condiments are layered with extra salts, sugars and fats – and that’s what makes them so addictive.
If you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, eat healthier foods or watch your calorie intake, we have a recipe for a fresh, nutrient-packed drizzle that works with basically everything! It can be served with steak, on fish or chicken, over potato wedges and even over a dish of roasted vegetables.
The trick is to use fresh herbs and lemon for flavour, as well as good quality olive oil for healthy fats. You can also adjust this recipe to suit your taste e.g. leave out the chilli if you’re not a fan of spice or swop coriander for more basil and add fresh mint! You can also keep this sauce in a sealed glass container in the fridge for three to four days.
- ½ shallot (or ¼ small red onion), chopped
- 1 jalapeño (or small red chilli), chopped (optional)
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 handfuls coriander
- 1 handful flat-leaf parsley
- 1 handful basil
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Black pepper
- Pinch of salt (optional)
To make the Chimichurri-style sauce, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times. You don’t want it overly processed. Alternatively, finely chop all the ingredients and whisk them in a bowl for a chunkier texture. Remember to taste to adjust flavour and seasoning.
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