Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce

by Erica Dinho on November 9, 2009

Samon with Chimichurri Sauce

The idea of making salmon with chimichurri came to me a few days ago out of the blue and I thought it could be delicious. I remembered that when I lived in Colombia I had store bought chimichurri in the fridge most of the time. I would put it on all of my meats and even over white rice, but since I came to the United States I haven’t used it much, so guess what? Starting today, I will have homemade chimichurri in my fridge.

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, chimichurri is a traditional Argentinean herb sauce but there are other South American variations as well. For example, in Colombia, we add cilantro to the chimichurri. I hope you enjoy this salmon with Colombian chimichurri sauce!

Buen provecho!

Salmon con Chimichurri



(4 Servings)

Salmon with chimichurri sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a large baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and season each fillet with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Spoon chimichurri sauce over the salmon fillets and serve.
  4. Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

  5. Place the rest of the chimichurri in a serving bowl and leave on the table with the salmon to be used as a topping, if desired.
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Divina November 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM

That’s super fantastic. Love the colors of the dish. It’s simple, healthy, delicious and flavorful. Love the Columbian chimichurri sauce. :)


2 Ivy November 9, 2009 at 10:43 AM

I’ve been wanting to make chimichurri sauce for over a year now and although I have bookmarked a couple of recipes to try, I have not made it yet. I think I will definitely make it as soon as I come back from our trip.


3 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie November 9, 2009 at 10:49 AM

I’ve recently had chimichurri sauce with a steak and really enjoyed it. What a great idea serving it with salmon, yum!


4 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

I can always find something new and interesting recipes from your blog…never had chimichurri sauce…


5 Chef E November 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Just the word Chimichurri on a menu makes me order the dish…I could see how this really compliments the dish!


6 Erica November 9, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Thank you guys!


7 Jhonny Walker November 9, 2009 at 4:45 PM

You won’t believe this Erica..jusy this Saturday..while coming back from the Gym..I picked up some red wine vinegar…and was thinking what to make with it…you just gave me THE IDEA!

Thanks…it is gorgeous


8 Ben November 9, 2009 at 6:19 PM

I like the idea of adding cilantro to the chimichurri. It sounds great with chicken!


9 doggybloggy November 9, 2009 at 9:07 PM

this salmon dish sounds so good – the chimichurri is a definite twist!


10 Erica November 10, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting!


11 Gera @ SweetsFoods November 10, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Chimichurri is a traditional herb sauce in my country Uruguay also. I’ve tried in everything but never on salmon excellent idea to apply next time :)




12 Tangled Noodle November 10, 2009 at 9:43 AM

What a wonderful idea to have chimichurri sauce on hand to give even the most simple dish a little something extra special! It’s a shame that the cilantro in my garden is all done for the season but that won’t stop me from trying Colombian chimichurri!


13 Oysterculture November 10, 2009 at 5:27 PM

I love chimcurri sauce + salmon – sounds like the perfect combo!


14 Erica November 12, 2009 at 7:48 AM

Thank you all for the comments!


15 Soma November 14, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Salmon and Chimichurri is something I had been thinking ever since I made the chimichurri, but haven’t got around making it yet. This looks so good! definitely an inspiration.


16 Sara Brown May 16, 2011 at 1:15 AM

This was fantastic, and so easy. I LOVED it! I will definitely be making this again! I am so happy I stumbled across your site, it has opened up a whole new world of cooking to me, thank you!! :D


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