Italian Salsa Verde

I love sauces. It’s only natural since I’m fairly saucy myself. One that I think is pretty under rated is the Italian Salsa Verde aka Green Sauce. It’s bright vibrant and BOLD. There are many many versions of salsa verde depending on which family you ask or even depending on what region you’re from. Some recipes contain bread, anchovies, capers etc. This is the version that I make most often. It’s perfect on chicken, fish, pork as a condiment for sandwiches or even for dipping bread. It’s a multi-tasking work horse of a sauce. 

You could make this salsa verde by mincing everything finely with a knife OR you could pulse it up in a snap in a blender. Like this Blendtec Designer Series Wildside blender. It’s sleek, sexy and serious about blending (1560 watts of pure power).  I’ve been lucky to have worked with Blendtec for a few years now.  I reviewed their Total Blender in the past and absolutely loved it. It’s a staple in my kitchen. The answer to “will it blend” is always YES! When I heard I would be able to review the new Designer Series I was both excited and hesitant. I didn’t know how it could be any better than my Blendtec Total Blender which quite honestly rocks. Guess what? It is!

 

They’ve literally thought of everything with this new design. “It’s  been engineered to bring a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the high-end blender category, without compromising the famous power and efficiency of our Total Blender Classic Series. Features include all of these unique Blendtec advantages:”

  • Complete speed control 
  • Vivid icons
  • New sleek design – touch pad screen that disappears when you’re not using it.
  • Easy, fast cleanup – no nobs, dials or the like to catch unwanted gunk! Simply wipe off and voila!
  • Versatile functionality


All that and a twist. A twister jar that is. It’s perfect for making nut butters, salad dressings, baby food and so much more! Now who wouldn’t want all that? Want to WIN one? Of course you do, did I mention it’s worth $600!

 

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Disclaimer: Blendtec provided me with a refurbished Designer Series Blender and Twister Jar. They are providing the same for one lucky bell’alimento reader. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Italian Salsa Verde

What You Will Need:

  • 1 bunch fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1-2 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt/pepper
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

What To Do:

  1. Into blender add: parsley, anchovies, vinegar, lemon juice, zest, garlic. Pulse until parsley and garlic appears minced.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stream olive oil into blender while running until combined. Check for seasoning. Adjust salt/pepper if necessary.
http://www.bellalimento.com/2012/12/12/italian-salsa-verde/

 

 

140 Comments

  1. 101
    Wild Orchid /

    I would make the almond butter recipe first!
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  2. 102
    Robin /

    As a fresh basil addict, I’d go straight for the Basil Pistacchio Pesto.

  3. 103
    shaunie /

    I’d probably make the almond butter

  4. 104
    Sheila K. /

    I’d like to make the potato spinach cakes!

  5. 105
    Alicia /

    I would make the Bloody Mary dressing for my husband. He would love it!

  6. 106
    Kim D. /

    I want to make Butternut Squash Soup.

  7. 107
    Cindi /

    I would make the Buttermilk bread first…
    Thanks, Cindi

  8. 108
    Donna L /

    I would like to make the Fudgesicle Frosty.

  9. 109
    Brandy Ivy /

    I would totally go for some Almond butter to make first!

  10. 110
    Aneesa /

    The Banana Soft Serve!

  11. 111
    Janice Cooper /

    Berry red smoothie

  12. 112
    Jan /

    Great giveaway!

  13. 113
    Beth /

    I’d try making the ceasar dressing first.

  14. 114
    Vivian Deliz /

    I would make banana soft serve first, as I LOVE ice cream… and they try recipe after recipe…

  15. 115
    Anjana Siva /

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to make Buttermilk Bread first.

  16. 116
    Caity /

    Banana Soft Serve!

  17. 117
    Melissa /

    I would go straight for fudgesicle frosties-love chocolate!

  18. 118
    erika /

    Berry banana smoothie.. love smoothies. lots of ideas though

  19. 119
    TK /

    almond butter!

  20. 120
    Jules /

    Almond butter!!!

  21. 121
    Cori /

    Almond butter!

  22. 122
    Martha /

    I would make the Agua Fresca de Sandia. I grew up drinking this and would love to start making this on a regular basis for my daughter.

  23. 123
    Jan /

    Looks like a great blender

  24. 124
    Carrie M. /

    Would love to have a blender

  25. 125

    I would try the Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta.

  26. 126
    Brittany /

    Smoothies! The Red Berry one looks great!

  27. 127

    I know it’s uber simple, but I’d love to do homemade but butter, like the almond butter featured on BlendTec’s site.

  28. 128

    I would make nut butters.

  29. 129
    purplelarkspur /

    Almond butter!

  30. 130

    I love salsa verde and this version sounds amazing. I would make this first!

  31. 131
    Veronica /

    defnitely the almond butter! ive always wanted to make my own nut butter :)

  32. 132
    Lisa Bailey /

    Avocado Soup!

  33. 133
    Rachel /

    I want to win this so bad it isn’t even funny!!

  34. 134
    Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) /

    definitely the classic cheesecake!

  35. 135
    Heather S /

    I’d make the QUICK STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM first!

  36. 136
    Kristine /

    The almond butter!

  37. 137

    Your recipe sounds awesome, Paula!

    I’d make the Ruby Poppy Dressing from the Blendtec website first. I love homemade dressings and never make them often enough!

  38. 138
    Karen /

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I’d love to try to almond butter.

  39. 139
    eunice /

    this would be perfect for smoothies. Got to try that recipe it looks amazing

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