Three Quick Olive Oil Sauces: Pesto, Salsa Verde, and Chimichurri

December 11, 2013

Today, we're showing you how to make our three olive-oil based sauces: pesto, salsa verde, and chimichurri.

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Give us some herbs, some garlic, and some olive oil, and we will change your cooking game.

Because our three favorite sauces -- pestosalsa verde, and chimichurri -- are just different variations of those three ingredients: ingredients that you probably have on hand, right now. And with some pounding, whirring, or chopping, you can have a sauce to use on meat, fish, vegetables, and salads -- in seconds.

Watch our editors Brette, Kenzi, and Marian make the three easiest sauces out there: classic pesto, with garlic, basil, pine nuts, and parmesan; salsa verde, with parsley, capers, anchovy, garlic, onion, vinegar, and chile; and chimichurri, with cilantro, parsley, oregano, garlic, vinegar, shallot, and chile. Dribble in some olive oil. Dinner just got a lot more exciting.

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This video was incredibly confusing to watch. No narration to describe what they're doing, and three videos going at once!
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