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Here is the second recipe with hispanic influence included in my recently published book ‘Traditionally Rustic Food‘ that I’m sharing with you in support of National Hispanic American Heritage Month.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognising the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Chimichurri is a great fresh sauce to add to any meat. It’s great with hot dogs and sausages. Across Argentina, you can find different ways to make it. This recipe is my favourite and very special, my Argentinian husband and I have created it. I love the freshness of the red capsicum (bell pepper). I hope you like it as much as we do.

Ingredients (Makes 1 1/4 cup)

1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 whole peppercorns
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup (160ml / 5 oz) extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons dry oregano

  1. Mash garlic over salt and peppercorns in a mortar and pestle until it forms a paste
  2. Cut the capsicum (bell pepper) into thin strips and then chop into small cubes
  3. Finely chop the parsley, including the stems; you can do this using a food processor
  4. In a bowl, add all dry ingredients (cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and oregano) and mix well
  5. Add parsley, bell pepper (capsicum), and garlic paste and blend through
  6. Pour in olive oil and vinegar and stir until all ingredients are well combined
  7. Taste with a piece of bread (this is the preferred way) and fix seasoning to your liking
  8. Chimichurri gets better with time. Keep it in the fridge in an airtight container or glass (mason) jar


I have many other recipes with hispanic heritage in my book: Sangría, Simple Guacamole & more. Use the link to order your copy. You’ll love it!


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I can’t wait to share another easy & simple recipe with hispanic flavour on my post next week!




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