How To Make Green Beans With Green Sauce (Fagiolini in Salsa Verde)

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Here’s a fantastic recipe for how to make Green Beans with Green Sauce (Fagiolini in Salsa Verde) by Italian Chef Chicca Maione. She can even teach you the art of making this amazing starter in person through her cooking classes (If you are looking for a great vacation).

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Let’s make Green Beans with Green Sauce (Fagiolini in Salsa Verde)!

Diet Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  • 7 oz fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup capers, washed and rinsed
  • ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 small slices of stale bread (about 2 oz)
  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 2 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1 oz pine nuts


Prep Time: 20 minutes.

Cook Time: 15 minutes

  1. Prepare the green sauce

    Soften the bread in a small bowl with some water then squeeze very well so the bread is as dry as possible. 

    Put the parsley, garlic cloves, capers, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and the bread in a blender. Mix until you get a creamy sauce. Try a taste and adjust the seasonings as you prefer.

  2. Prepare the green beans

    Boil the water, add salt, and cook the green beans until they are tender but still crunchy. Drain them very well and let cool. Chop the tomatoes in quarters and toast the pine nuts in a small pan.

  3. Mix

    Put the green beans in a large bowl, season them with the green sauce, then add the cherry tomatoes and the toasted pine nuts. The green sauce can be used with many vegetables and it is a great topping for bruschetta. You can also substitute almonds instead of using the bread.

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Plan it into your week

The best way to remember to make it is to plan for it. Learn about meal prep through our article Meal Prep 101, by dietician Shannon Costello.


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About the Author

Chicca Maione

Chicca Maione

Italian Chef

Chicca is a Tuscan-based architect and passionate chef of home-cooked food. After many years of cooking for family and friends, she found her calling: teaching people how to cook authentic homemade food while sharing recipes and stories about her incredible culture. She has spread the traditional-Italian and typical-Tuscan cuisine in Italy and abroad for the past 19 years.
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* Recipe posted with permission from the author, Chicca Maione, at Cooking in Tuscany.

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