You can mince the ingredients by hand or use a food processor, which is faster and easier. There are many variations on this condiment, and it is served with everything from empanadas to grilled steak.
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1 clove garlic
2 minced shallots
1 teaspoon minced basil, thyme or oregano (dry), or mixture
1 teaspoon dry red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and let set for at least 2 hours before serving.