Italian Salsa Verde

I love sauces. It’s only natural since I’m fairly saucy myself. One that I think is pretty under rated is the Italian Salsa Verde aka Green Sauce. It’s bright vibrant and BOLD. There are many many versions of salsa verde depending on which family you ask or even depending on what region you’re from. Some recipes contain bread, anchovies, capers etc. This is the version that I make most often. It’s perfect on chicken, fish, pork as a condiment for sandwiches or even for dipping bread. It’s a multi-tasking work horse of a sauce. 

You could make this salsa verde by mincing everything finely with a knife OR you could pulse it up in a snap in a blender. Like this Blendtec Designer Series Wildside blender. It’s sleek, sexy and serious about blending (1560 watts of pure power).  I’ve been lucky to have worked with Blendtec for a few years now.  I reviewed their Total Blender in the past and absolutely loved it. It’s a staple in my kitchen. The answer to “will it blend” is always YES! When I heard I would be able to review the new Designer Series I was both excited and hesitant. I didn’t know how it could be any better than my Blendtec Total Blender which quite honestly rocks. Guess what? It is!


They’ve literally thought of everything with this new design. “It’s  been engineered to bring a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the high-end blender category, without compromising the famous power and efficiency of our Total Blender Classic Series. Features include all of these unique Blendtec advantages:”

  • Complete speed control 
  • Vivid icons
  • New sleek design – touch pad screen that disappears when you’re not using it.
  • Easy, fast cleanup – no nobs, dials or the like to catch unwanted gunk! Simply wipe off and voila!
  • Versatile functionality

All that and a twist. A twister jar that is. It’s perfect for making nut butters, salad dressings, baby food and so much more! Now who wouldn’t want all that? Want to WIN one? Of course you do, did I mention it’s worth $600!


GIVEAWAY: 1 Blendtec Designer Series Wildside Blender + Twister Jar (ERV $600)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: Blendtec provided me with a refurbished Designer Series Blender and Twister Jar. They are providing the same for one lucky bell’alimento reader. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Italian Salsa Verde


  • 1 bunch fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1-2 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt/pepper
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Into blender add: parsley, anchovies, vinegar, lemon juice, zest, garlic. Pulse until parsley and garlic appears minced.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stream olive oil into blender while running until combined. Check for seasoning. Adjust salt/pepper if necessary.





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    Beautiful Salsa Verde! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Kim Catapano /

    I want to make almond butter.

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    Deb H. /

    WOW!Love the sauce and LOVING the blender!!

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    Karen /

    Sounds great!

  5. 5
    Karen /

    That oven-roasted tomato sauce recipe sounds delicious. I never really thought of using a blender to make tomato sauce before!

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    julia /

    Can’t wait to try it

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    Theresa J /

    I would love to try the Berry Red Smoothie

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    Kirsty /

    I would make Caesar dressing!

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    Cecilia /

    I’d make the Bloody Mary dressing…. But why stop there?

  10. 10

    This looks so good! I love my Blendtec, maybe I’ll get to try a Designer Series someday!

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    Margot C /

    Basil Pistachio Pesto; I had never thought of this combination but obviously it would be marvelous.

  12. 12

    Oh how we would LOVE one of these (I say WE meaning my husband too because he drools over the Blendtec every time they are demoing it at Costco). I think I would make the raw asparagus soup first!

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    Tracy /

    The Mango Mustard sounds delicious.

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    Cristy /

    Wild be great to have with all the baking and cooking I’ve planned…thanks.

  15. 15

    The first thing I’d make is the cranberry bran muffins!

  16. 16

    That is gorgeous Paula! I can’t tell you how much I need a new blender! I would totally make the avocado soup!

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    Natalie S /

    I would definitely make homemade almond butter first!

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    Odessa /

    First thing I would definitely try to make is a garlic hummus.

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    Stephanie Mitchell /

    Almond butter sounds awesome!!!

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    Olivia S. /

    I’d make a strawberry smoothie! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. 22

    personal pizza dough!

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    Randi Lynne /

    Mocha Frappe

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    Megan L. /

    It would have to be Almond Butter or the AWESOME Aloe Cucumber freshener. Blended Agua Frescas would make a wonderful sno cone in the HOT Desert Summers.

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    Patty /

    That sauce sounds fabulous, and so versatile.

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    Kristen M. /

    I’d make Chinese Chill.

  26. 27

    I’d totally make the almond butter. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making nut butters and this seems like a perfect opportunity!

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    Megan /

    I’d make the Apricot Sherbet!

  28. 29

    I have been wanting a high speed blender like this for a very long time now. My little 19$02 Ostend may be on its last whirl.

  29. 30

    I would want to make the agua fresco de sandia.

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    Elisa B /

    I’ve never heard of making bread in a blender. I want to try that!

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    MaryB /

    I would like to try the basil pistachio pesto.

  32. 33

    What a wonderful giveaway. If I won, I can’t wait to try the Berry Infused Buttercream Waffles! Sounds and looks scrumptious!

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    Paul L /

    Agua Fresca de Sandia sounds amazing!

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    Kel /

    Banana soft serve sounds great!

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    Candace /

    I’d try making my favorite… beet soup!

  36. 37

    Red berry smoothie because that’s the kind I always get whenever I go some place mmm mmm

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    Renata /

    The Almond Nut Butter looks incredible!

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    Lisa /

    This blender looks amazing! I’m also intrigued by this Salsa Verde recipe!!!

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    Raymond S /

    Mango Mustard first & Berry Red Smoothie second! 🙂

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    Michelle /

    The Berry Red Smoothie sounds pretty good

  41. 42

    I have to make this!!

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    Rory W /

    Wow, they have a lot of recipes! But I think I’d have to try a good old-fashioned raspberry milkshake first. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Rachael /

    I would definitely make a pesto of some sort…. maybe a red pepper pesto for bread and pizzas? YUM!

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    Sara /

    I’d try the cilantro chili sauce first!

  45. 46

    avocado soup sounds good!

  46. 47

    i would love to try making homemade nut butters

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    Dana /

    would LOVE that to make dough!

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    Emily S. /

    I would definitely start with the Walnut Parsley Pesto! Its something I wouldn’t have thought of to make, but it looks tasty!!

  49. 50

    Absolutely, the first thing I would make is basil pesto. There is NOTHING like homemade pesto!

    Fantastic giveaway!

  50. 51

    I would love to win so I can try this recipe 🙂

  51. 52

    I’ve never made a non-food item with a blender before so I am interested in the Aloe-Cucumber Freshener

  52. 53

    Love this recipe and love this blender! I recently harvested all my herbs and made them into sauces like this then froze into cubes. So easy and convenient

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    Katrina Fries /

    I’d make mango mustard.

  54. 55
    Carol /

    This would be very timely since my blender seems to be falling apart (I found plastic shavings in my food last time I used it)

  55. 56
    Jessica S /

    I would make the rosemary olive oil bread.

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    Karen Lynch /

    Tortilla Soup since the weather is finally get chilly.

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    Sonya Martin /

    love this blender! i would make a pesto or this salsa verde recipe first!

  58. 59
    Rhonda /

    If I owned a BlendTech I would be making the banana soft serve immediately! Looks delicious!

  59. 60

    I would make so, so, many smoothies with this thing! I would love to win!

  60. 61
    Karen F /

    I’m a huge protein shake fan and this would be wonderful..

  61. 62
    Phyllis /

    I would make the Hearty Vegetable Chowder.

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    rust /

    I’d love to make almond butter.

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    barbara n /

    I would love to make some butternut squash soup

  64. 66

    Great giveaway! I’d make the cheese ball. Thanks for the chance!

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    Patty T /

    The first recipe I would make is banana soft serve!

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    Marcia /

    I would love to try the faux banana ice cream! This blender looks amazing…I use my old-fashioned (from a garage sale!) Waring blender for making so many things, but it has limited capabilities. This one….wow! The possibilities!

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    Jessie C. /


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    Lisa S /

    Almond butter…love it!!

  70. 72

    It would have to be the Basil Pistachio Pesto — I love pesto and am always looking for new angles on this very versatile sauce!

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    Allison C /

    Butternut squash soup for sure!

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    Chrik /

    The Mocha Frappe looks awesome! So that!

  73. 75
    Jen L /

    Peach Crisp and then Personal Pizza Dough

  74. 76
    Babs /

    I have heard nothing but good things about this blender and I could definitely use a new one.

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    Elin /

    The tortilla soup looks really good!

  76. 78

    Definitely the white sauce!

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    Corisa /

    i’d love to make the almond butter, but replace the almonds with sunflower seeds!

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    TrishInFL /

    Banana soft serve is calling to me!

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    Megan /

    Love the blog! and today’s my birthday…yay!!

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    Megan /

    I’d make almond butter all.the.time with this awesome blender!

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    Erika /

    They all look great! I’d probably make the Berry Red Smoothie first! Thanks! Great giveaway!

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    Sandy w /

    The cranberry orange smoothie sounds so good.

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    Shelly /

    I’d make the cilantro chili sauce.

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    Philby /

    Berry Banana Blast smoothie!

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    Eileen Deliz /

    Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

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    Michele /

    Yummy…broccoli soup!!!
    O…and I have seen the demo for this blender you can make ice cream your kids will love and sneak a couple of vegetables in it!

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    Barbie in Florida /

    I would use it to make delicious creamy soups!

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    JennyBC /

    Oh I thought I had found a good substitute for this power house but I really have a nice looking fake. Would love to have this blender!

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      JennyBC /

      cranberry pomegranate vinaigrette sounds incredible for the holidays.

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    Monica W. /

    Brown rice burgers!

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    Elena /

    I would make Avocado Soup

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    Georgiana /

    Butternut Squash Soup & Avocado Soup are my #1 & #2 choices!

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    Bridget /

    I just found your site through pinterest and am so going to make this Italian Salsa Verde!! Great recipe!! The blender looks amazing too!!

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    Caitlin /

    the guacamole looks great!

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    Linda /

    Everything looks wonderful! I know I’d make the Irish Soda Bread.

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    marisa gol /

    I would love to make smoothies with this!

  96. 98

    I would first make the banana soft serve!

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    Meg /

    I would love this!

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    TC /

    I would make the Egg Bread. It’s gluten free too, so it’d be perfect for my brother in law.

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    Wild Orchid /

    I would make the almond butter recipe first!
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    Robin /

    As a fresh basil addict, I’d go straight for the Basil Pistacchio Pesto.

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    shaunie /

    I’d probably make the almond butter

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    Sheila K. /

    I’d like to make the potato spinach cakes!

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    Alicia /

    I would make the Bloody Mary dressing for my husband. He would love it!

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    Kim D. /

    I want to make Butternut Squash Soup.

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    Cindi /

    I would make the Buttermilk bread first…
    Thanks, Cindi

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    Donna L /

    I would like to make the Fudgesicle Frosty.

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    Brandy Ivy /

    I would totally go for some Almond butter to make first!

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    Aneesa /

    The Banana Soft Serve!

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    Janice Cooper /

    Berry red smoothie

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    Jan /

    Great giveaway!

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    Beth /

    I’d try making the ceasar dressing first.

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    Vivian Deliz /

    I would make banana soft serve first, as I LOVE ice cream… and they try recipe after recipe…

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    Anjana Siva /

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to make Buttermilk Bread first.

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    Caity /

    Banana Soft Serve!

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    Melissa /

    I would go straight for fudgesicle frosties-love chocolate!

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    erika /

    Berry banana smoothie.. love smoothies. lots of ideas though

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    TK /

    almond butter!

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    Jules /

    Almond butter!!!

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    Cori /

    Almond butter!

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    Martha /

    I would make the Agua Fresca de Sandia. I grew up drinking this and would love to start making this on a regular basis for my daughter.

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    Jan /

    Looks like a great blender

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    Carrie M. /

    Would love to have a blender

  123. 125

    I would try the Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta.

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    Brittany /

    Smoothies! The Red Berry one looks great!

  125. 127

    I know it’s uber simple, but I’d love to do homemade but butter, like the almond butter featured on BlendTec’s site.

  126. 128

    I would make nut butters.

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    purplelarkspur /

    Almond butter!

  128. 130

    I love salsa verde and this version sounds amazing. I would make this first!

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    Veronica /

    defnitely the almond butter! ive always wanted to make my own nut butter 🙂

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    Lisa Bailey /

    Avocado Soup!

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    Rachel /

    I want to win this so bad it isn’t even funny!!

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    Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) /

    definitely the classic cheesecake!

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    Heather S /

    I’d make the QUICK STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM first!

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    Kristine /

    The almond butter!

  135. 137

    Your recipe sounds awesome, Paula!

    I’d make the Ruby Poppy Dressing from the Blendtec website first. I love homemade dressings and never make them often enough!

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    Karen /

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I’d love to try to almond butter.

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    eunice /

    this would be perfect for smoothies. Got to try that recipe it looks amazing

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