Basque-Style Green Sauce

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

Health DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 2/3 cup


  • 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).

Nutritional Information

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

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