salsa verde

[sahl-suh vur-dee; Spanish, Italian sahl-sah ver-de]

noun

Mexican Cookery, Latin-American Cookery. a green sauce of tomatillos, chili peppers, cilantro, garlic, and onion.
Italian Cookery. a green sauce of olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, flavored with parsley, capers, anchovies, garlic, and mustard.

Origin of salsa verde

< Spanish and Italian: literally, ‘green sauce’
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