“To make a really authentic, full-of-flavour salsa verde, chop up all those lovely herbs by hand ”
- 1 large bunch mixed soft fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, basil and mint
- 1 clove garlic , peeled
- 2 tablespoons capers , drained
- 3 cornichons
- 2-3 anchovy fillets , finely sliced
- 1 heaped tablespoon French mustard
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Salsa verde is traditionally made with parsley, but I quite like to mix it up a bit and use a bit of basil and mint in there too. Use it to jazz up meat, fish or roasted vegetables, or you could even enjoy it as a lovely dip for roasted new potatoes.
- Pick and roughly chop the herb leaves in the centre of a large chopping board. Add the garlic, capers, cornichons and anchovies and continue chopping and mixing it all together until fine.
- Scrape everything into a large bowl and add the mustard, extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Have a taste and season with salt and pepper. You might need to tweak the flavours a little, so keep tasting and add more oil, vinegar and seasoning if needed until you get it just right.
Source: Jamie Oliver