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Salsa Verde with mint, basil & parsley

There’s nothing better, especially on a Sunday afternoon, than digging into a piece of slow cooked lamb shoulder or leg that’s so tender it falls from the bone. And a home-made salsa verde takes it to another level.

Recipe for salsa verde with basil, mint & parsleyThe last time I slow roasted a lamb shoulder (photo below and recipe here) I wanted something extra special on the side and that’s where this recipe comes in. I was inspired by Public Dining Room, a local restaurant that serves a very memorable salsa verde with their slow cooked lamb. And you don’t need to be cooking lamb – this salsa verde would be a match with chicken or fish, especially salmon. You could also enjoy it with BBQ steaks or even as a salad dressing.

Recipe for salsa verde with basil, mint & parsleyIngredients

  • 3 to 4 big handfuls of fresh herbs – parsley, basil and mint
  • 50-75ml of red wine vinegar (around 1/4 of a cup)
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • A generous drizzle of olive oil (extra virgin)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional extras – a few anchovies and a little Dijon mustard

Recipe for salsa verde with basil, mint & parsleyA note on the herbs – ideally you want half of the herbs to be basil and the remaining half a mix of mint and parsley. But depending on what’s in season you can experiment a little, adjusting the mix of herbs.


  1. Wash and dry the herbs. Remove the basil & mint leaves from the stalks (you can keep the parsley stalks).
  2. Finely chop all of the herbs with a large knife on your largest chopping board.
  3. Then finely chop the garlic and capers, and also the anchovies if you’re using them.
  4. Add all of the chopped ingredients to a large bowl and then stir in the vinegar and optional mustard.
  5. Keep stirring while you slowly pour in the olive oil and then add the seasoning.

Recipe for salsa verde with basil, mint & parsleyTips

  • Prepare as close as possible to serving – if making in advance then cover and keep in the fridge.
  • Experiment with the mix of herbs – if something isn’t in season then try a different combination.

Recipe for salsa verde with basil, mint & parsleyBy Feast Wisely

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