Quick & Easy Herb & Lemon Sauce

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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • October 29th, 2012

Quick & Easy Herb & Lemon Sauce
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Hands down this is my Favorite sauce to top on proteins such as tofu, fish, chicken, pork, and beef! It takes 5 minutes to prepare and I always have some in my fridge for that last-minute dinner sauce. It’s also fabulous with steamed or roasted vegetables, potatoes, and much, much more. It’s a sauce for all occasions. TIP: You can use your fresh herbs that are starting to fade and wither so you don’t have to waste any OR you can use fresh herbs that you just bought. Use any herb you want or make a combo of 1 or more herbs together for a variation of flavors! Photo: Tofu topped with Cilantro Herb-Lemon Sauce (Left), Roasted Red Pepper (Middle-for color appeal), Chicken topped with Basil Herb-Lemon Sauce (Right)
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 1 Bunch Herb of Choice (basil, cilantro, Italian flat-leaf parsley, parsley, mint) (Pick 1 or do a combo), washed and tips of stems chopped or ripped off
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Jalapeno (for a more spicier sauce OR you can omit it for a milder sauce)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • *Can add olive oil or just leave the sauce as-is above
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Puree. It’s that simple.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 12 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 2.3 Sugar: 0.5 Sodium: 1.5 Fiber: 0.6 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 0


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