Nordic Summer Herb Sauce

A lively olive oil-based sauce with parsley, dill, capers, toasted garlic and lemon zest.  The perfect way to perk up easy summer meals!


1 clove of garlic, unpeeled

Zest of ½ of lemon

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

⅓ cup finely chopped Italian parsley leaves

1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. In a small skillet or saucepan, place unpeeled garlic clove and toast over medium low until the garlic softens and the peel becomes spotty brown, about 8 minutes.  Set aside to cool. Once garlic is cool enough to handle, remove peel and mince.

  2. Combine all ingredients except salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Keywords: herb, sauce, salsa verde, dill, parsley, summer, capers