salsa verde

/SAHL-sah VEHR-deh/

"Green sauce." A piquant cold sauce made from large amounts of soft green herbs, such as parsley, mint or chives, mixed with good quality extra virgin olive oil, garlic, anchovy fillets, capers and vinegar. Francesco Mariani of the rightly renowned "Checchino dal 1887" in Testaccio in Rome includes giardiniera sotto aceto in his salsa verde.