Chimichurri With Salmon

Are you looking for a perfect weeknight dinner? Chimichurri with salmon is a perfect meal idea to enjoy both the tenderness of meat and the aroma of herbs. This show-stopping entree takes only 20 minutes to get ready and serve.

Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce made with herbs and spices. The best thing is that the sauce boosts every dish you serve with it. Roasted broccoli, mashed potatoes, grilled chicken, and baked salmon; all become more flavorful with a touch of chimichurri sauce.

Chimichurri With Salmon

In this guide, we will be emphasizing how chimichurri with salmon makes your meal unforgettable. You can try this tantalizing dish in two ways:

  1. Prepare chimichurri sauce, spoon it over the top of the baked salmon, and serve.
  2. Marinate salmon with chimichurri sauce, bake, and serve.

Feel free to try any method as per your preferences. Below are elaboratively discussed both methods to bake a salmon with herbs, garlic, and spices. So let us first explore and then decide!

Baked Salmon With Chimichurri Sauce on Top

Chief cutting salmon on board using a knife

Bake Salmon Marinated With Chimichurri Sauce

Another option to try is to marinate the fish with chimichurri sauce and then bake. Season salmon filets with homemade chimichurri sauce and roast in the oven until they become flaky.

Grilled salmon with green chimichurri sauce on plate

It will not take more than an hour to be completely ready, including marinating time. The ingredients used in chimichurri sauce merge well with fish, giving it a spicy touch, and making it more palatable.


For busy weeknights, nothing can be more satisfying than having salmon chimichurri on the table. It comes with two cooking styles. Either bake salmon and top it with chimichurri while serving or first marinate with sauce and then bake.

Go with the style you love or feel more comfortable with. The purpose is simply to make salmon rich in flavors by absorbing more ingredients. The herbs, spices, oil, and vinegar used to prepare chimichurri sauce are more than sufficient to season fish and make it mouth-watering.

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Grilled salmon with lemons, chilis and chimichurri sauce on a plate

Chimichurri With Salmon


The authentic recipe uses parsley but you can try your favorite combination of herbs. Mint, cilantro, and basil are the most loved condiments for a chimichurri sauce.


For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 2 cups parsley leaf

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano

  • ½ tsp red pepper

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

For the Salmon:

  • 4-6 ounce salmon filets

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil


For the Salmon:

Step 1 – Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and apply cooking spray.

Step 2 – Prepare the Salmon:

  • Place salmon on the baking sheet with its skin side facing down.

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, and rub all pieces with olive oil.

  • Roast one-inch thick pieces for 8-10 minutes or till they easily flake with a fork.

  • Take an additional 2-3 minutes to cook the salmon further so that its edges are crispy.

  • Once baked, slide a spatula underneath the pieces. Separate each piece from the skin and keep it on a plate.

Step 3 – Serve Salmon With Chimichurri:

  • After baking, let the fish rest for 5 minutes.

  • Place salmon pieces on the plate. Pour chimichurri sauce on the fish as per taste and preferences and serve.

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

Step 1 – Prepare Chimichurri Sauce

  • Add parsley, garlic, oregano, and red pepper in a food processor. Pulse the processor to puree all ingredients properly.

  • Add lemon juice, salt, and olive oil and stir to uniformly distribute.

  • Put the scraps aside and process all ingredients until well combined.


Store the chimichurri sauce in the refrigerator for 2 weeks to a month. Take it out 15 minutes before serving every time you use it.