Make Salsa Verde Your Go-To Sauce

Salsa verde
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Salsa verde (meaning green sauce) is a vibrant, tasty, healthy addition to many meals. This article will give you a quick recipe, plus ideas on how to use this delicious sauce in meals.


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
  • 1 handful of mint
  • I handful of basil
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • 6 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil


  1. Finely chop the garlic, herbs, and anchovies on a board.
  2. Place into a bowl, add the mustard and vinegar, then slowly add olive oil until you have a thick, liquid consistency (about the same as pancake batter).
  3. If needed, add some salt and black pepper.

Meal Ideas

Salsa verde is delicious spread on top of grilled lamb steaks, try adding it in the last five minutes of cooking. It is also fantastic with fish such as mackerel and sardines, try adding it to the fish before wrapping it in aluminum foil parcels and cooking it in the oven. For a vegetarian option, cook a tin of butter beans in the oven in olive oil and half a can of tinned tomatoes, and drizzle over the salsa verde once they are cooked and ready to eat.