Salsa Verde Recipe

A superbly versatile sauce, salsa verde is bright and fresh and goes with so many dishes.  Drizzle on lamb, pour onto grilled or roast vegetables, pour into a vegetable soup or coat your new potatoes, coat crostini and add mozzarella etc.  Just delicious. It’s a popular one in the cookery classes and really easy to make.


1​ ​bunch​ ​parsley

1​ ​bunch​ ​of​ ​basil

1-2​ ​tbsp​ ​capers

200ml​ ​olive​ ​oil

1 tp mustard

1-2​ ​cloves​ ​of​ ​garlic,​

​crushed juice​ ​

​zest​ ​of​ ​2​ ​lemons

6-8​ ​anchovies

Translated this means​ ​​ ​green​ ​sauce.​ ​ ​​​Some​ ​recipes​ ​are​ ​chunky,​ ​others​ ​are​ ​pureed,​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​whether​ ​you prepare​ ​and​ ​chop​ ​the​ ​ingredients​ ​by​ ​hand​ ​or​ ​blitz​ ​them​ ​in​ ​a​ ​machine.

How to make

Chop​ ​the​ ​basil,​ ​parsley,​ ​capers,​ ​anchovies​ ​and​ ​garlic.​ ​Beat​ ​in​ ​the​ ​olive​ ​oil​ ​gradually along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​lemon.​ ​You​ ​want​ ​a​ ​thick​ ​sauce.​ ​Adjust​ ​as​ ​necessary,​ ​adding​ ​more lemon,​ ​olive​ ​garlic​ ​etc​ ​if​ ​you​ ​like.