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Cilantro Lime Chimichurri Sauce (Vegan, Whole30, Low Sodium)

This Cilantro Lime Chimichurri sauce is loaded with flavor from fresh herbs, spices, lime juice, and garlic. Great on tacos, burritos, or rice & beans!  The possibilities are endless with this bright, refreshing, and low sodium sauce.  This sauce is vegan, gluten free, salt free, paleo, and Whole30 compliant!

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Kick you next Taco Tuesday up a notch with this fantastic cilantro lime chimichurri sauce!  If you are looking for an easy way to add some flavor to those boring tacos or burritos, look no further.  This sauce packs some serious flavor, that will leave you wanting to fiesta forever.

This Whole30 Cilantro Lime Chimichurri Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • A little spicy
  • Vibrant
  • Earthy
  • Vegan, Gluten free, Low Sodium, Whole30, and paleo friendly!
  • Great on anything: rice & beans, enchiladas, tamales, queso, you name it!

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And I love how vibrant the sauce is – in color and in flavor! The sharpness from the lime juice and vinegar is wonderful with the silky texture from the olive oil. And the flavors of the parsley and cilantro can wake up any dull food that needs a bit of extra flavor.

Recipes with Cilantro Stems for a No-Waste Kitchen!

I’m all about saving, reusing, or repurposing as much as I can in my kitchen. This chimichurri saucec is the perfect recipe to repurpose something you may be tempted to throw out. Instead of tossing cilantro stems in the compost or garbage, you can repurpose them into a delicious and flavorful sauce.  I’m all about saving anything I can from my kitchen, and this sauce is a great way to avoid letting leftovers go to waste!

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What’s In This Cilantro Lime Chimichurri Recipe?

Because of the versatile flavors, you can  serve this sauce on anything! The cilantro lime flavor pairs well with anymost any Soutwest or Mexican dish! It’s also amazing on top of roasted potatoes, on grilled vegetables, or baked/roasted protein.

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How Do I Make This Lime and Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce?

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix on high for 1 minute, until the sauce is smooth and creamy.  Spoon directly onto tacos, potatoes, roasted vegetables, or any other vehicle you can think of to get this amazing chimichurri into your mouth.
  • Transfer any leftover chimichurri to an airtight container and use within 2 days.

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Creamy Vegan Queso (Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Easy Potato Coconut Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole30)

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Cilantro Lime Chimichurri Sauce

The Herbeevore
This cilantro lime chimichurri sauce is a bright, bold, flavorful sauce that is delicious to enjoy for your next taco night! A fun twist on a classic condiment. 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 84 kcal


  • 2 bunches cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup water optional if sauce is too thick


  • Roughly chop the cilantro, garlic cloves, and parsley. Add to a high speed blender with the rest of the ingredients: Olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, oregano, red pepper flakes.
  • Blend on high speed for 1 minute until a thick sauce forms. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time if the sauce is too thick or if the blender seizes up.
  • Once blended, top sauce on tacos, burritos, rice, etc.


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Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 194IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Jenni

    Hi! Really love this sauce, except the raw garlic was a little too much for me. I think I’ll saute it next time before adding it to the blender. I also did just a small amount of parsley, as I didn’t see where parsley was listed in the ingredients – how much would you recommend? Thanks!

    • The Herbeevore

      5 stars
      Hi Jenni! I’m so glad you love the sauce- we are big garlic lovers, and we like it raw, but definitely feel free to cook it before making next time. You can add parsley if you like the flavor (I love it!) I’d recommend half a cup of fresh parsley. 🙂

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