Verde Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 servings (3 cups)

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
This traditional-tasting Verde Sauce will add some beautiful color to your plate. You'll love the robust garlic flavor. Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, MA


  • 6 green onions, cut into thirds
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 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 zest 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.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 249 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 793mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.