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Verde Sauce Recipe

Verde Sauce Recipe

This traditional-tasting Verde Sauce will add some beautiful color to your plate. You'll love the robust garlic flavor. Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, MA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 6 green onions, cut into thirds
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 3 cups loosely packed parsley sprigs
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sliced green olives with pimientos, drained
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
  • 1 cup olive oil


  • 1. Place the onions, garlic and lemon peel in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add half of the basil and parsley; cover and process until chopped. Add remaining basil and parsley; chop.
  • 2. Add the olives, capers, lemon juice, pepper flakes and cheese; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Yield: 12 servings (3 cups).

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without pasta) equals 249 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 793 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.