Salsa Verde (Italian Green Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This sauce from the Lombardy region of Italy is a fantastic companion to meat. A dollop on top is all you need! I also mix this with plain pasta as a variation on basil pesto. There are a number of different ways to do this. Optional basil and mint or dijon mustard or parmesan cheese can be added, but here's the basic recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender or with pestle and mortar.
  2. Leaving it to stand for a while allows the flavors to develop.
  3. Mix with pasta or place a dollop on meat or fish.
  4. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Clean, sharp and robust flavored sauce. I used all the optional ingredients and therefor increased the olive oil. We used this sauce on grilled salmon and what was leftover I added to cooked pasta...both were excellent!! The sauce keeps well for several days in the fridge.

Pets'R'us January 29, 2008