Recipe for a simple green herb salsa packed with fresh coriander and parsley, garlic and fiery green chilli. I especially love this green herb salsa with sea bass but it's great with all fish, salads and chicken.
Sometimes the simplest ways of eating fish are the best. It may be a clichee to excuse a lack of imagination but not always. Sometimes it's really true. This simple green herb salsa served with sea bass is one of the times when simple really is the best and not just a popular catchphrase.
To make the simplest things taste great it really helps to have the best quality ingredients. In this case fresh herbs and garlic, good vinegar and of course a tasty extra virgin olive oil. I had been sent some Italian Antichi Frantoi Francescani extra virgin olive oil and I wanted to use it in a recipe where a good olive oil would make all the difference.
The Antichi Frantoi Francescani olive oil has a strong green olive taste and would also be lovely for dipping bread in. You could imagine you were on holiday in Italy even if you weren't. It was absolutely perfect in this herby green salsa.
Ingredients for this green herb salsa
To make this green herb salsa you'll need:
- Fresh herbs - I use a mixture of coriander (cilantro) and parsley
- Garlic - You definitely need fresh garlic for this!
- Green chilli pepper - Depending on how hot your chillies are you might need one, two or three. It's up to you how spicy you want it to be too. If you want it to be a really hot salsa then add more. If you want just a hint of chilli flavour then add one.
- White wine vinegar - You can use red wine vinegar or cider vinegar if you don't have any white wine vinegar.
- Extra virgin olive oil - Make sure you use a good quality olive oil.
- Seasoning - A small pinch of salt plus some black pepper if you want.
And if you want to serve it with fish as I've done then you'll also need some fresh sea bass fillets and a little extra oil and seasoning to cook it.
How to make this green herb salsa
This herby green salsa is so simple to make and all you need to make it is a food processor(I use my Magimix).
Just put all the ingredients in and blitz. Then taste and add a little extra oil, vinegar, garlic or chilli to suit your tastes. As chilli peppers vary so much in heat, it's always a good idea to use your own judgement when adding them.
How to serve this green herb salsa
This green herb salsa is the perfect match for the sea bass I served it with but it is so versatile. I think it would also be great with halloumi or chicken. You could also drizzle or dot this fiery garlic and herb salsa on a salad, or even use it as a marinade.
How long does it keep for?
You can store the salsa in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Can you freeze this green herb salsa?
Yes you can! You can store this green herb salsa in the fridge for at least 6 months. An easy way to store it is in an ice cube tray so it's easy to defrost the exact amount you want to use.
More delicious fish recipes
If you like fish then do check out one of these recipes:
Sea Bass with a Simple Green Herb Salsa
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 340 g sea bass (2 fillets) or another white fish
- 28 g large handful of coriander (cilantro)
- 15 g Small handful of parsley
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 green chilli pepper
- 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Pinch Small pinch of salt
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and pan fry the sea bass for about 5 minutes then turn it over and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Put all the other ingredients into a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Taste. Add a little extra oil, vinegar or seasoning if necessary.
- Serve the salsa with the fish.
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