Recipes


Olive Salsa Verde

Category

Dips & Sauces

Serving Size

makes 2 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

Though many countries have their version of this sauce, the best known is from Italy. The Italians traditionally serve this “green sauce” with boiled meats. But its deep green, piquant flavor complements everything from fish to steamed vegetables. We like to stir a spoonful into soups, vinaigrettes, beans, and stews. Substitute basil for a more Italian flavor. For the olives, we suggest Sicilian Castelvetrano or Greek Frescatrano. 

Put the parsley, olives, scallions, tarragon, anchovies, garlic, capers, vinegar, and olive oil into a medium bowl and stir well. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust the flavors with a little more vinegar if you want a brighter, sharper flavored sauce, or with more olive oil if you want it milder.