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Basil Chimichurri

Summer is slowly coming to an end and a great way to celebrate the fact that it’s still here is to enjoy the abundance of fresh herbs in the garden and to barbeque a delicious steak (and yes, we barbeque in the snow and fresh herbs are available all year round but there’s something magical about this time of year!), this dish is easy, healthy and simply delicious.

Makes about a cup

½ Cup basil leaves

¼ Cup (Italian) parsley

2 tbsp chives

¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp cider vinegar

½ tsp cumin

Salt, to taste (I added a ½ tsp)

Pepper, to taste (I added a ¼ tsp)

Puree all ingredients together using a food processor or even a mortar and pestle; taste and adjust seasoning.


  1. Serve over a grilled steak (yum!) or chicken or fish!


Grilled Steak with Basil Chimichuri