Basil-Mint Sauce

July/August 2014

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A riff on chimichurri sauce, this healthy herb sauce recipe brings together mint, basil and ground coriander. Use as a healthy sauce for topping chicken, fish or pasta.

Basil-Mint Sauce

Makes: 1/2 cup

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.

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  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Let stand at least 1 hour before serving or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Per serving: 52 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g total sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 147 mg sodium; 41 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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