Last week I took my Mum, who's visiting from the UK, out for lunch at the Alfresco Emporium in Long Reef.
A good excuse to enjoy some of their yummy fresh food, dream about owning the amazing furniture and stare at the trinkets like a magpie!
I had the quinoa and chick pea salad dressed with Chimichurri, the taste was amazing! I immediately came home, looked it up, and stocked the cupboards with ingredients (not many needed really) on my next trip to Always Organic in Brookvale and whizzed up a batch to enjoy.
Chimichurri is an Argentinean marinade, similar to pesto, that is popular throughout South America. It seems there are many ways to make it but the recipe below is simple, quick and it stores in the fridge. It’s generally used both as a marinade and a sauce for grilled steak but you can use it to spice up fish, chicken and to dress salads.
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