Dad's Day Cooking: Mario Batali's Favorite Salsa Verde

Try Mario's Healthy and Delicious Marinade

Famous chef shares his must-have recipes for your dad.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This is Mario Batali's go-to recipe for meat marinades. It's fesh, flavorful and a snap to make. So, whip up a batch tonight and you're family will surely thank you.


  • 2 cups fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup capers, drained
  • 1 salt-packed anchovy, filleted, rinsed, and drained, or 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cooking Directions

    Put the parsley, basil, garlic, bread crumbs, capers, anchovies, and vinegar in a food processor and zap until the herbs are coarsely chopped. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil until a smooth sauce forms. Season with salt if it needs it, and set aside. (The sauce can be stored just like pesto, in a tightly sealed jar topped with a thin layer of extra-virgin olive oil, for several weeks in the refrigerator.)

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for "Good Morning America."

    *Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: parsley, basil, garlic, bread crumbs, capers

    Course: Dinner, Main Course, Party Platter, Sauces and marinades

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