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How to Make Melania’s ‘Killer’ Chimichurri Recipe

Roma tomatoesMy new friend and neighbor, Melania McCarley, from Dallas, Texas made us this recipe this weekend and she told us it was “killer”.

Once we tasted it, we completely agreed – Wow! Amazing pico…

Melania is originally from Costa Rica where they call this mixture chimichurri.

Try it – you’ll love it – I begged her for the recipe, so I could share it with you, and be able to make it whenever we want now!

How to Make Melania’s ‘Killer’ Chimichurri – aka Pico de Gallo:

Type: Condiment Recipe

Prep time: 2 min
Cook Time: 10 – 12 min
Yield: 1 cup

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  • Tip: Melania instructs that the key to this recipe is hand chopping – never blending or using a food processor. Hand chopping ensures the right texture of the finished product and allows the flavors to meld naturally.
  1. Hand chop all vegetables & herbs.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and allow this mixture to sit in the fridge or on your counter for a few hrs, covered. * Tip: That way the juices come out and really make it a great pico.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips, fried yucca chips or pita chips!
  • sausage roll with chimichurri sauceTip: Try using it on your burgers or hot dogs hot off the grill instead of ketchup and mustard. You’ll be glad you did!


I hope you enjoyed this Sauce Recipe on Cooking With Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

[tags]pico de gallo, pico, chimichurri, Costa Rican recipe, South American recipe, sauce recipe, dip recipe, Mexican recipe, tomatoes, chili de arbol, red onions, Melania McCarley[/tags]

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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