Basque-Style Green Sauce

Basque-Style Green Sauce Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 jalapeños (seeds removed if desired, and chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


In a blender, place garlic, bay leaves, jalapeños, sea salt, and sherry vinegar. Blend until smooth. Transfer purée to a medium bowl. Add parsley, oregano, and basil, and stir to combine. Whisk in olive oil.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes Basque Beef Tenderloin Crostini (serving size: 2 crostini).

    Basque-Style Green Sauce is a blend of chopped parsley, oregano, and basil leaves mixed with olive oil, sherry vinegar, and seasonings. This version of green sauce has a hit of jalapenos for extra pop.

    This recipe goes with Basque Beef Tenderloin Crostini

  • Yield: Makes 2/3 cup

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 195
Fat per serving: 10.7g
Saturated fat per serving: 2.6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6.1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.8g
Protein per serving: 14g
Carbohydrate per serving: 10g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 37mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 455mg
Calcium per serving: 19mg

Good to Know

Packed with good-for-your-heart garlic, this green sauce will taste as rich in flavor as it is in nutrition.

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