Green sauce: the original recipe and 5 variations

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Green sauce is a traditional recipe created to accompany boiled meat but we can easily revisit it in a vegetarian or vegan version. In fact, the green sauce, prepared without the anchovies of the original recipe, becomes suitable to accompany vegetarian or vegan recipes.

Do not store avocado like this: it is dangerous green sauce it is a recipe traditionally born to accompany boiled meat but we can easily revisit it in version vegetarian or vegan. In fact the green sauce, prepared without the anchovies of the original recipe, it becomes suitable to accompany vegetarian or vegan recipes.

For example, we can serve green sauce in combination with vegetables boiled or steamed to enrich our side dish with flavor. Salsa verde, prepared in any version, is fine too to spread on slices of bread or on homemade croutons or to enrich a sandwich, a pizza or any other preparation you think may deserve an extra touch with a strong taste. With salsa verde, you'll have a new recipe to add to your DIY sauce collection.




The capers, together with the parsley, help to give the green sauce its particular taste and are practically indispensable, while you can easily vary the recipe by eliminating or replacing the anchovies, garlic and onion, and adapting the preparation of the green sauce to the your tastes and needs.


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Green sauce, the original recipe

La original recipe of green sauce originates in Piedmont and is not a vegetarian or vegan recipe as the name might suggest because among the main ingredients, in addition to parsley and capers, it includes anchovies. Then extra virgin olive oil and other ingredients are added according to the variations, including eggs, garlic, onions, basil and cucumbers. Bread crumbs and wine vinegar are also added, depending on the case. Some variations involve adding milk and carrots. Here is a useful recipe.

Vegetarian green sauce

La vegetarian green sauce, of course, it does not contain anchovies. You can prepare it at home by blending the capers with parsley, apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, with a pinch of salt and pepper. Here the recipe.

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Vegan green sauce

To prepare the vegan green sauce you will simply need a boiled or steamed potato, desalted capers, fresh parsley, extra virgin olive oil, a pickled gherkin, salt and pepper. Here the recipe.

Green sauce without anchovies and without garlic

If you are looking for the recipe for green sauce without anchovies and without garlic, here you are satisfied. In fact, to prepare a green sauce with a very delicate taste, you just need parsley, white wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, stale bread or crackers. Here the recipe.


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Gluten-free green sauce

To prepare the gluten-free green sauce you will have to replace the stale bread or breadcrumbs usually present in traditional recipes with gluten-free bread or crackers or breadsticks always gluten-free. Vegetarians can omit the anchovies and possibly increase the quantity of capers and parsley. Here is a recipe to take inspiration from.


Green sauce with Thermomix

With the food processor, blending the ingredients of the green sauce is even easier and faster. Just choose the ingredients and follow the instructions to blend them into a creamy green sauce. Vegetarians and vegans will prepare the green sauce with the Thermomix without adding the anchovies. Here is a recipe to take inspiration from.



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