Light herb sauce

Light herb sauce
This is a very quick and easy recipe for a delicious sauce!

It goes particularly well with baked potatoes, fish (such as salmon) and cold white meats.
35,9884.4/5 for 9 ratings
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Last modified on: May 20th 2015

For 400 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 200 g 400 g 800 g 1 kg 200 g

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
8 min.8 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Light herb sauce : Photo of step #1
Peel, rinse and chop 1 spring onion (scallion) finely.

Rinse, dry and chop parsley and coriander . The quantities are approximate: say 2-3 tablespoons of each.

Chop the chives finely, including the flowers if you can to add extra flavour and an attractive touch of colour.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Light herb sauce : Photo of step #2
Put the herbs into a bowl and add 350 g Greek yoghurt.

Otherwise, you can use cream cheese or unsweetened fromage frais.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Light herb sauce : Photo of step #3
Add 2 tablespoons Herb olive oil (or simply plain olive oil, if you don't have any) and the juice of ½ lemon.

Salt lightly and pepper generously.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Light herb sauce : Photo of step #4
Mix thoroughly, check the seasoning and it's ready.


One interesting possibility with this sauce is the hot-cold contrast: piping-hot baked potatoes, split open with a spoonful of really cold sauce in the middle - simply delightful!

Make plenty at a time, as it is always popular.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
501 Kcal or 2,098 Kj13 gr30 gr36 gr
25 %5 %3 %6 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
88 Kcal or 368 Kj2 gr5 gr6 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
% 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).

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