Oh, how I love sauces. The first time I had a homemade chimichurri sauce, I was blown away at the incredible, savory flavors it had, and how it really enhanced the flavor of my steak.

My husband is also a big fan of chimichurri sauce, so I decided it was time to start making it at home more often. Even though the main ingredients in a traditional chimichurri recipe are practically calorie-free, the substantial amount of oil that most recipes use ends up making the sauce laden with extra fat.

Thus making it pretty high is Weight Watchers Points. And when you are using a good chunk of your Points on steak, the last thing you want to do is double that with an oily sauce. However, my light chimichurri sauce recipe has eliminated that concern.

Each 2 tbsp serving is just 1 Point. And it still has all the flavors that are expected, just altered a bit to make it healthier. Not only does it make a fantastic sauce for steak, chicken, or seafood, but it is also an amazing marinade.

It’s so intensely flavored, yet so bright and refreshing. This Weight Watchers Chimichurri Recipe has now become a staple in my house. Enjoy!

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Low Calorie Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Wendy Zitzman
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The perfect topping or marinade for your favorite steak, chicken, or fish dish. Spice things up with this lightened Chimichurri Sauce, and enjoy the traditional Spanish flavors with a lot fewer calories and fat.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes


  • 1 bunch of parsley - roughly chopped, stems removed
  • 1 bunch of cilantro - roughly chopped, stems removed
  • 6 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Combine oregano, hot water, and 1 tsp salt in a small bowl, and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Then combine all ingredients, except for the oil, together in a food processor, and pulse until very finely chopped and well blended.
  • Pour mixture into a small bowl, and whisk in the oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Let sauce come to room temp before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Low Calorie Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Serving Size
2 heaping tbsp.
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
CourseSide Dish Recipes
CuisineSpanish Recipes
KeywordLow Calorie Chimichurri Sauce
Main IngredientVegetable Recipes
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  1. Huzzah!!!!!!! I wanted a low cal version of this recipe and now I have it– thanks SO much!

  2. Wonder Woman Reply

    Thanks for my fattening down one of my favorite recipes. I also add a squirt or two of lemon and my secret ingredient–a 1/2 inch of anchovy paste. No one has ever guessed what that secret ingredient is :))

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