Green parsley sauce

Green parsley sauce
This sauce, with a great parsley taste, is perfect with steamed vegetables or fish. At the bottom you will find the coulis version of this recipe.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Green parsley sauce
Remove stalks from 1 bunch parsley.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Green parsley sauce
Boil a pan of salted water, put parsley leaves in for just 30 seconds.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Green parsley sauce
Remove leaves from the boiling water, and plunge immediately into very cold water.

You just have blanched the parsley, to keep the nice green colour.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Green parsley sauce
Drain and dry leaves in a strainer by pressing them down in it.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Green parsley sauce
Finish removing water by putting leaves on absorbant paper, and squeezing gently.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Green parsley sauce
Put parsley in a blender, add salt and pepper, 1 lemon juice, 6 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Green parsley sauce
Blend until you get a thick liquid sauce.
This sauce can't be kept waiting, otherwise it will loose its great green colour. If you absolutely need to keep it for a while, add a pinch vitamin C before blending.

To make a coulis instead of a sauce, replace olive oil with ice-cold water (or dry white wine), and only add the juice of half a lemon.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
862 Kcal or 3,609 Kj1 gr12 gr90 gr
43 %1 %1 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
392 Kcal or 1,641 Kj1 gr5 gr41 gr
20 %<1 %1 %6 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
216 Kcal or 904 Kj< 1 gr3 gr23 gr
11 %<1 %<1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 0.66 €
  • Per person : 0.17 €

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  • I'm not sure it's a good idea in freezer, when going back to usual temperature the sauce could be less smooth. Anyway, in the freezer for weeks.
    Posted by jh december 18th 2016 at 16:54 n° 4
  • May I know how long can this be kept if in chiller and freezer?
    Posted by Shannon december 18th 2016 at 15:42 n° 3
  • Hi, yes but only warm, because if too hot parsley will turn to brown
    Posted by jh december 16th 2016 at 09:50 n° 2
  • Hi can this sauce be served warm?
    Posted by Anonymous december 16th 2016 at 09:13 n° 1
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