Recipes for this Italian green sauce vary widely, depending on the source, but the sauce is basically a vinaigrette that is well flavored with herbs and pickled vegetables such as capers and cornichons (sour gherkins). It often contains mustard and anchovies, but these are not essential. Breadcrumbs are sometimes worked into the sauce to give it a thicker texture so that it can be dolloped onto foods at the table. It is excellent with cold boiled meats and grilled foods, especially full-flavored fish such as tuna and mackerel.
|garlic cloves, peeled|
|fresh flat parsley leaves|
|fresh basil leaves|
|extra-virgin olive oil|
|salt and pepper||to taste||to taste|
A small amount of xanthan gum (about
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