The Only Green Sauce You Need

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 3/4 cup
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1 mixed bunch fresh parsley, cilantro, mint, arugula, mustard greens, kale leaves or another punchy green (about 3 packed cups)

1 small bunch fresh chives

1 small clove garlic, peeled

Juice of 1 lemon or lime (about 2 tablespoons)

1/4 to 1/2 avocado (see Cook's Note)

2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 teaspoon sea salt (give or take)

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (give or take)


  1. Add the greens, chives, garlic, lemon juice, avocado, olive oil, salt and pepper in a blender and pulse until broken down and easy to dollop with a spoon (adding a tablespoon of water if needed to thin and get the blender going).
  2. Serve smeared on toast, veggies or cheese sandwiches or drizzled over grilled fish, fried eggs, savory yogurt bowls or roasted vegetables. Or, transfer to a container that just fits and top with a little more oil (to preserve the color) and refrigerate up to 1 week.

Cook’s Note

In place of the avocado, you can swap in 1/4 cup of something with body, such as nuts, miso or tahini.

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