5-Minute Italian Green Sauce - a flavorful sauce featuring herbs, greens, vinegar and spices. Perfect over your favorite salad, on a pizza, with chicken, and the list goes on…
This simple Italian Green Sauce is an easy five-minute sauce with under 10 ingredients. Perfect as a salad dressing, a pizza sauce, or even as a marinade for chicken.
To make this delicious sauce, just add garlic, shallots, red wine vinegar, parsley, basil, greens (spinach, beet greens, etc.), spices, and olive oil to a food processor and blend until well combined. That’s it! A simple, homemade sauce that will be new go-to dressing and sauce.
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Italian Green Sauce: Tips, Tricks and Tools
All you need for this simple sauce recipe is a food processor or blender.
Variations: Feel free to use more basil and parsley instead of spinach or beet greens. I would recommend sticking to more neutral and delicate greens (spinach, beet greens, arugula, watercress, microgreens) as heartier and more pungent greens (kale, mustard greens, chard) won’t blend as well and/or will cause the sauce to be bitter.
Ideas for using Italian Green Sauce:
- Use it as a pizza sauce - it’s especially good with a breakfast pizza or with zucchini and prosciutto.
- Drizzle it over your favorite salad or even veggie side dish.
- Spread it on a sandwich.
- Mix it into a grain like quinoa or rice for a flavorful Italian twist.
We hope you love this 5-Minute Italian Green Sauce!
It’s quick, simple, and the perfect sauce for just about any salad, side dish, veggie or protein!
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5-minute Italian Green Sauce
- 2-4 cloves garlic
- 1 shallot cut into chunks
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup parsley
- ½ cup basil
- 2 cups greens beet / spinach greens
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- ½ cup olive oil
- Combine: Add all ingredients, except olive oil, into a blender or food processor. Pulse until mixture is chopped. Slowly add in olive oil while the food processor is running until well combined and smooth. Enjoy!
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