We are a sauce family. It’s one of the food items my husband is most opinionated about. He’s usually a sport with most things I make but his top complaint is when something doesn’t contain a sauce. Because of this, sauces make up a large portion of my component list. Like this chimichurri verde, most are quick and fresh- a perfect companion for vegetables (and some fruits!)
I’ve found the history behind chimichurri not very solid. Most references are that it hails from Argentina but with no specific origin. There are a few theories about where it came from and the name behind- this article gives a brief rundown. Chimichurri is mainly linked with grilled meats (specifically steak) but as mentioned, it’s a wonderful companion for vegetarian cooking.