Green Sauce

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen

By Jonathan Meades

Published 2017

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The combinations and proportions of these ingredients is variable. Even though I’m fond of hard-boiled eggs I believe their incorporation here is inappropriate – a matter of colour once again no doubt. But hard-boiled eggs with green sauce/salsa verde/sauce verte is a different matter.


  • spinach
  • sorrel
  • shallot
  • garlic
  • chive
  • coriander


Process the lot apart from the olive oil and vinegar. Add the vinegar, if needed, gingerly. Remember the capers and cornichons have been in vinegar. Add the oil gradually.

No one ingredient should predominate. Indeed it should not be possible to determine what, precisely, it comprises.