Salsa verde served in a bowl with a spoon

Salsa verde (green sauce)

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Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 4

Try our delicious salsa verde recipe with tarragon, parsley, capers and wild garlic. This herby green sauce is perfect with traditional roast chicken and fish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal474
  • fat51g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt2.4g


  • 1 small pack tarragon



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • 2 small packs flat-leaf parsley
  • 30g wild garlic (or 2 garlic cloves)
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 40g small capers, drained, rinsed and roughly chopped
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 200ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar


  1. Chop the herbs and garlic, mixing with 1 tsp sea salt, until very fine. 

  2. Add the mustard and capers, and combine. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the olive oil. 

  3. Add the vinegar, little by little, stirring and tasting as you go – trust your palate!

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TheOnlyRogueAngel's picture
20th Sep, 2017
Delicious with cod. Will make again to try with chicken.
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