Lemon-Shallot Herb Sauce

This bright sauce uses a mix of herbs, including dill, cilantro, parsley and oregano, to add color and freshness. Try this versatile sauce with pasta, use it as a spread on a sandwich or drizzle it over baked salmon.

Lemon-Shallot Herb Sauce
Photo: Photographer: Greg DuPree, Food Stylist: Martgaret Dickey, Prop Stylist: Kay Clarke
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small shallot, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup fresh dill

  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine oil, shallot, garlic, cilantro, dill, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 149IU 3%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Vitamin K 17mcg 14%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 21mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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