Italian salsa verde--no relation to the Mexican one--is a classic herb sauce made with parsley, garlic and capers. Our version includes carrot tops, too. The bold, tangy flavor is a perfect match for steak (or any protein or roasted vegetable).

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
4 steaks, 1 lb. carrots, 1 cup salsa verde


Carrots and Salsa Verde


Instructions Checklist
  • In a zip-top plastic bag set in a shallow dish, combine the 1 tablespoon olive oil, the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, smashed garlic and pepper. Add steak to bag; seal, turning to coat. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.

  • For salsa verde: Coarsely chop the leafy carrot tops (not their stems) to yield about 1 1/2 loosely packed cups. In a food processor, combine the carrot greens, parsley, capers, shallot, tarragon, mustard, anchovies, finely chopped garlic and lemon zest. Cover and pulse to combine. With processor running, slowly drizzle in the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil. Transfer salsa to a bowl and set aside.

  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with vegetable oil. Sprinkle steak with salt. Grill steak 4 minutes per side for medium-rare to medium (145° to 160°). Transfer to a cutting board and loosely cover with foil; let rest 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook carrots: In a steamer, bring a small amount of water to a boil. Add carrots to steamer basket. (If your carrots are too large, just halve them to fit in the basket.) Cover and steam until just tender, about 8 minutes.

  • To serve: Slice steak on a bias across the grain. Arrange sliced steak on plates with carrots and drizzle with a bit of salsa verde; pass remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

641 calories; fat 49g; cholesterol 119mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 28g; poly fat 7g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 6g; protein 41g; vitamin a 21531.7IU; vitamin c 49.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 10.3mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 79.2mcg; vitamin b12 3.8mcg; sodium 574mg; potassium 954mg; calcium 103mg; iron 5.7mg.