Love chimichurri? This easy and delicious paleo Broccoli Chimichurri Sauce is a tasty twist on the favorite sauce. It goes great on tacos, steak, or even as a veggie dip or salad dressing!
When you think of your least favorite veggie growing up, what was it? I know a lot of kids who hate broccoli, but I’ve never really been able to figure out why! As a kid, my brother and I loved it when my mom would serve “green trees” as we called them. Raw, boiled, roasted, in soup… We enjoyed them any way they came.
As a mom myself now, I love putting a steaming pot of broccoli soup on the table for my family. My kids favorite way to enjoy it, though, is raw. And with 5 kiddos to munch on it, two heads of broccoli doesn’t last more than 10 minutes in my kitchen!
The GAPS diet.
Even though my love of the green cruciferous veggie is long-lived, I haven’t always been able to enjoy it. After the birth of my 4th kiddo, my health started going downhill… fast. While I’d always had a short list of food allergies, my list of food sensitivities began to grow rapidly. Within 18 months of her birth, the list of foods I could eat without getting sick in some way was short enough to count on both my hands.
On that list was broccoli.
Thankfully, after research and much prayer, my husband and I agreed that our family would give the GAPS Diet a try. Even though it was hard – and somewhat stressful – to feed 6 people that way, I found so much healing through GAPS! After just a few months I found I could easily digest foods I hadn’t been able to enjoy in years! Including my beloved green trees.
Trying new things.
Though soups, salads, and simple raw snacks with dip have always been my favorite ways to consume broccoli, sometimes it’s good to branch out and try something new. So when I competed in the online version of Chopped a couple years ago, I decided to spread my broccoli wings and see where they took me.
I wanted a nice, light sauce to go along with my Grilled Tenderloin Tacos, and even though I’d never made it, chimichurri stuck out in my mind. So I grabbed the broccoli and threw it into the blender with some olive oil, a big dollop of my homemade mayo, some parsley, and oregano.
My broccoli wings had flown me to an instant hit! My husband raved about this sauce and started eating it on more than just his taco! It found its way to meat dishes, biscuits, was used as a veggie dip, and more.
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Broccoli Chimichurri Sauce
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and sugar.
- 3 c. broccoli florets
- 1 c. fresh parsley
- 2-3 t. dried oregano
- 1 T. minced garlic
- 1/2 c. olive oil
- 1/4 c. mayonnaise (I used my homemade mayo)
- 2 T. white vinegar
- 2 T. freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 lime)
- 1/2 t. salt
Place all ingredients in a blender (I used my wonderful Blendtec) and puree until smooth.
Store in fridge in a covered jar.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
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This is such a fun and yummy idea, plus I love the herbs and lime juice! Pinning!
Thanks, Megan! 🙂
What a hit of a recipe! And for your husband to enjoy it that much! I’m the only sauce fan in my house, sadly. But more for me!
Haha, thanks! Yep, more for you. 😉
I have yet to make chimichurri sauce, this one looks amazing!
Thanks! It was my first time trying to make it, too. SO easy. 🙂
Now this is a cool idea!!! I love chimichurri sauce but would never have thought to make it like this. Love all of that broccoli goodness!
Thanks, Emily! 🙂
Chimichurri with broccoli? This is an amazing idea and it looks so dang flavoful@
Haha! Thank you! 🙂
Well isn’t that a brilliant idea!
Well, I don’t know about brilliant, but it sure is tasty! 😉
What a fun way to use broccoli! I like your ideas too!
What a great idea to incorporate broccoli into a chimichurri. My sons love sauces but they are so so on the vegetables. This would be great on top of a good steak and they would not be the wiser.
Yes! It’s a great way to sneak it in! 🙂
Love the idea of amping the veggie content in chimichurri sauce… pinning!
Thank you! 🙂
Oh that is so clever! Sounds delicious!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
I’m a sucker for a delicious condiment 🙂 Love the combo of all the herbs and broccoli!
Thanks. 😉 I’m definitely a fellow condiment lover. Haha!
I’ve never made any kind of chimichurri sauce- this looks awesome!
Thanks! It’s really so easy. 😉
These look delicious! I really like some of the GAPS foods, and this looks like a good one.
You know I am a whole 30 girl! Can’t wait to try this sauce!
I hope you enjoy it!
What a great idea to use broccoli, I’m definitely trying this. I could use it for so many things!
Thanks, Carrie! I hope you enjoy it!
I hated broccoli when I was a young-kid but now I love it! This gives me hope for my broccoli hating kids! I totally get why this would be so delicious – such a fun spin on regular dips and chimichurri!
Haha! It’s fun to try and sneak things in sometimes… 😉
What a gorgeous green! I could think of so many things to put this on!
Thanks, Liz! It’s so easy and delicious!