Italian Salsa Verde Recipe

Italian salsa verde is a tangy, herb-packed green sauce. This versatile condiment is vegan, paleo, and whole 30. You'll put this zingy green sauce on everything! 
Course Condiment
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 86kcal
Author Danielle


  • 1 bunch parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp capers drained and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil


  • Chop the parsley until finely minced and place in a large bowl. 
  • Mince the capers and garlic and add to the parsley. 
  • Zest the lemon, then juice. Add both the juice and zest to the parsley, capers, and garlic.
  • Add the red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper and the olive oil to the bowl and mix until incorporated. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, pepper, and/or red pepper flakes as desired. For a thinner consistency, add more olive oil. 


To make this recipe in a food processor:
Add the parsley to the food processor whole and pulse 3-5 times to break it down. Add the capers and whole garlic cloves and pulse until all ingredients are chopped or minced to your desired texture.
Scrape the herb mixture from the food processor into a large bowl and proceed with Step 3. 
**One serving is approximately 1 heaping tablespoon of salsa verde. 


Calories: 86kcal