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What Is Green Sauce?

Welcome to the flavorful world of Green Sauce!

If you’re new to this tantalizing condiment, you might have spotted it on a restaurant menu or heard someone raving about it in passing.

But what exactly is Green Sauce? How does it taste, and what dishes is it best suited for?

Well, that’s exactly what I am going to be covering here today.

So, whether you’re an adventurous foodie or just looking to spice up your meals, Green Sauce might just become your new go-to condiment!

Let’s see why!

What Is Green Sauce?

Green sauce is a vibrant, versatile condiment made from fresh herbs, hot peppers, garlic, and tangy ingredients, bound together by oil. Its flavor can be tangy, spicy, herbal, or sweet, and it pairs well with various dishes, such as tacos, grilled meats, eggs, sandwiches, pasta, and salads.

What Is Green Sauce Made Of?

Green sauce is made from fresh herbs (e.g., cilantro, parsley, basil), hot peppers (e.g., jalapeño, serrano), garlic, and a tangy component (e.g., lime juice, vinegar), all bound together by oil. Additional ingredients like avocado, tomatillos, yogurt, or nuts can be added to customize the sauce according to personal preferences.

What Does Green Sauce Taste Like?

Green sauce has a symphony of flavors, offering tanginess, spiciness, and herbal notes, with potential sweetness depending on the recipe. Its taste can be customized to personal preferences by adjusting ingredients like chilies and sweeteners, making it a versatile and adaptable sauce for a variety of dishes.

What To Eat With Green vera Sauce With?


Green sauce adds a burst of freshness and heat to your favorite tacos, enhancing their flavor.

Grilled Meats and Veggies

Brush green sauce onto grilled chicken, steak, or vegetables for a delicious, flavor-packed meal.


Elevate your breakfast by drizzling green sauce over scrambled eggs or an omelette.

Sandwiches and Wraps

Spread green sauce on sandwiches or wraps instead of traditional condiments for a unique twist.


Combine green sauce with pasta for a herbaceous take on classic Italian dishes.

Salad Dressing

Thin out green sauce with additional oil and vinegar for a zesty, homemade salad dressing.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups of sauce

Green Sauce Recipe

Green Sauce Recipe

This Classic Green Sauce is a versatile and flavorful condiment that will elevate your dishes with its fresh, tangy, and slightly spicy taste. It's perfect for drizzling over tacos, grilled meats, or pasta, and it's also great as a spread for sandwiches or a dip for veggies. Plus, it's vegan, gluten-free, and packed with nutrients!

Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, packed
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed (adjust to taste for spiciness)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


    1. Wash and dry the cilantro and parsley. Remove the leaves from the stems and roughly chop them.
    2. Remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeño pepper and roughly chop it. For a spicier sauce, keep some of the seeds.
    3. In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro, parsley, jalapeño, garlic, red onion, and lime juice. Pulse until the ingredients are well-chopped and combined.
    4. With the food processor or blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides of the processor or blender to ensure everything is well-incorporated.
    5. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper as needed. Adjust the lime juice or other ingredients to suit your preferences.
    6. Transfer the sauce to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

2 Tbps

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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