salsa verde

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


  1. Mexican Cooking. a green sauce of tomatillos, chile peppers, cilantro, garlic, and onion.
  2. Italian Cooking. a green sauce of olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, flavored with parsley, capers, anchovies, garlic, and mustard.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of salsa verde1

From Spanish and Italian: literally, “green sauce”
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Example Sentences

He also supplemented the sandwich with a salsa verde, pickled red onions and garlic aioli.

The subtle smokiness plays well against the main course and its partner, a bright salsa verde.

I like to make salsas for myself at home, but I find that I never quite get the texture I’m looking for when I attempt salsa verde.

From Eater

The guacamole was perfection with a side of corn tortillas and smoky salsa verde.

Not so much a dish but a condiment suited for almost any meal, salsa verde would have to be one of the tastiest condiments.

Generously spoon the salsa verde over the salmon, being sure to stir up the solids that have settled to the bottom.

Transfer the salsa verde to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator if not using immediately.

Note: The recipe for the salsa verde will yield more than the recipe requires.