How long does chimichurri last in the fridge?

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How long does chimichurri last in the fridge?
Chimichurri can last for at least 2-3 weeks in the fridge. This would be true if the sauce is fresh. If the sauce is not fresh, it would last probably for a week.

What exactly is chimichurri?
Chimichurri is a sauce that is usually added to the meat that is grilled. It is made up of garlic, parsley, chili flakes, vinegar, and olive oil. It can also contain oregano and red wine vinegar too.

How to store chimichurri in the fridge?
*Store chimichurri in the fridge. You can place it in an airtight container as it is made up of fresh herbs.
*If you wish to extend the shelf-life of chimichurri, you can place it in the freezer too. Place it in ice cube trays. After it forms ice cubes, you can store them in an airtight container in the freezer. It would last in the freezer for 2-3 months.
*If you have prepared chimichurri sauce in bulk, you can also place it in an airtight container in the freezer.
*Seal the chimichurri sauce properly before it is kept in the fridge. The taste of the sauce can enhance with time.

*Avoid storing chimichurri sauce in a plastic container. Instead, store it in a glass container.
*Label the airtight container before storing the sauce in the freezer. This would help you in remembering the date of storage of the sauce in the freezer.
*Squeeze the air out of the ziplock bag and then place them in the freezer.
*You can add more garlic and chili to the chimichurri if you plan on storing it in the freezer for a longer time. This is because if chimichurri is placed in the freezer for a long time, the flavor is likely to reduce.
*Use good quality freezer bags if you plan to store the chimichurri in the freezer for a long time. This is because if you have added good amounts of chili and garlic to the chimichurri, it is likely to release odors in the freezer.
*If you bring the chimichurri sauce from the store, you can place them in the pantry in a cool place and away from the sunlight.


How to prepare chimichurri sauce at home?
¼ cup parsley
½ cup basil
½ cup cilantro
1 tsp chili flakes
¼ cup olive oil
2 shallots
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar

In a bowl, mix shallots, lemon, garlic, and vinegar. Keep it aside for 10-12 minutes.
In a food processor, blend ingredients including parsley, basil, cilantro, chili flakes, shallots, olive oil, salt, and sugar.

What are the tips to prepare chimichurri sauce?
*Use fresh lemons as well as virgin olive oil for the best flavor.
*Avoid using dried herbs while preparing this sauce. Use fresh herbs.
*If you do not like red wine vinegar, you can substitute it with white wine vinegar. Red wine vinegar though would taste much better for chimichurri sauce.
*If you like your sauce to have a slightly chunkier texture, it is better to not blend it extremely smoothly.

How to detect spoilage in chimichurri sauce?
*Observe the color of the chimichurri sauce. If the color of the sauce is dull, it could be an indicator of spoilage.
*The taste of the sauce would not be that great.
*If the chimichurri emits a foul odor, it would is another indication of spoilage.

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