If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious sauce to add flavour to your meals, this lemon and herb sauce is one to try. This flavourful sauce is paleo diet friendly, low carb, refined sugar free, and gluten free.
This sauce is delicious on fish and other seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, or tofu. You can also drizzle this sauce on roasted vegetables, potatoes, or rice. This sauce is perfect for dressing up simple dishes when you’re entertaining guests for dinner or lunch.
It can be difficult to find refined sugar free sauces to enjoy if you’re trying to stick to certain diets such as paleo, keto, or a clean eating diet. Most store bought condiments aren’t going to work on those diet, but this lemon and herb sauce fits the bill. I like to whip up a big batch of this sauce and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
Main Ingredients In Lemon And Herb Sauce
This sauce combines fresh parsley, mint, lemon, garlic, capers, and extra virgin olive oil. The herbs add freshness to this sauce, the lemon adds tang, and the capers add a briny saltiness that cuts through the richness of the extra virgin olive oil.
I don’t bother adding any extra salt to this sauce because the capers are quite salty. If you choose to omit the capers, you’ll probably want to season the sauce with some salt to taste.
You can also substitute olives or sun dried tomatoes instead of the capers if you prefer. Green olives are a particularly good alternative because they won’t detract from the vibrant green colour of this sauce.
You can substitute other fresh herbs such as basil or cilantro if you prefer, but I think the combination of parsley and mint works best in this sauce.
If you don’t have any fresh lemons, you can use any other low sugar fresh citrus juice you prefer. Limes or grapefruits are great alternatives.
I used extra virgin olive oil in this sauce but you can substitute any other relatively neutral oil. Avocado oil is a great alternative.
More Paleo Recipes To Try
This paleo sweet potato bread is sweet, tender, and spiced just right. It’s easy to make and works equally well as a dessert, breakfast, or snack.
These paleo chicken meatballs are an easy, nutritious, grain free dinner or lunch idea. They’re freezer friendly and perfect for meal prepping.
Lemon And Herb Sauce
- 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoon capers
- 1 1/2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Add the parsley, mint, lemon, olive oil, capers, garlic, and pepper to a food processor or blender.
- Process/blend until smooth.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
- Makes approximately 3/4 cups of lemon and herb sauce.
- This sauce is delicious on fish and other seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, tofu, rice, potatoes, or vegetables.
I’m Jennifer, the author at A Sweet Alternative. I create simple, gluten free recipes that call for nourishing, nutrient-dense ingredients.