When you fire up your grill this summer, add a Zestuous touch to your meat or veggies with this Orange Poblano Chimichurri.

Chimichurri is an Argentina-originated sauce traditionally made with parsley, garlic and oregano. I’ve mixed things up by adding fresh roasted poblano peppers for subtle, earthy heat and sweet, acidic orange juice for that pop of summer.

Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous

The sauce is great as a marinade, but is also awesome smeared over a freshly grilled steak or served as a dipping sauce for grilled shrimp or charred vegetables. It’s even better if you add a touch of freshly zested orange peel and cotija cheese on top.

You can make the sauce up to a week in advance. When you’re ready to serve it, just let it warm back up to room temperature and give it a quick stir.

Happy grilling Zesties!

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Orange Poblano Chimichurri


  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 2 cups flat leaf parsley
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika


  • Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous
  • Place the peppers on a hot grill or under a broiler. Cook, turning occasionally, until charred on all sides.
    Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous
  • Place in a plastic bag and seal. Let steam for 5 minutes.
    Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous
  • Remove from the bag. Peel off the skin; remove the stems and seeds.
    Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous
  • Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous
  • In a food processor or blender, chop the peppers, parsley and garlic. Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse, until smooth.
    Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous
  • Use as a marinade or serve alongside steak, shrimp or chicken with orange zest and cotija cheese.
    Orange Poblano Chimichurri from Zestuous

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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