Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  58
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  2 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  6 mg
  • Potassium  62 mg
  • Phosphorus  8 mg
  • Calcium  11 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Chimichurri Sauce

Ready to add some “cha-cha-cha” to your cooking? Spice up your recipes with the kidney-friendly recipe for Chimichurri Sauce.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Robin from Virginia.

Portions: 13     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth


    1. Stem and mince parsley. Grate carrot. Mince onion and bell pepper.
    2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken broth.
    3. Whisk to mix well. Add broth a few tablespoons at a time to moisten sauce to the consistency of applesauce.
    4. Taste and add 1-2 tablespoons more vinegar if desired (sauce should be highly seasoned).
    5. Serve sauce with meat or poultry. Refrigerate leftover sauce for up to 3 days.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fat
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For quick preparation method use a food processor:  Process 1 small carrot, 1 small onion and 1/2 bell pepper to chopped consistency. Add stemmed parsley and process until vegetables are finely minced. Add olive oil, vinegar and spices and process until mixed thoroughly. Continue with steps 2 and 3 above.
  • Serve sauce with Nicaraguan Beef Tenderloins.

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