Turnip-Green Salsa Verde

Chef Dan Barber mixes turnip greens with mint and parsley to make his sensational salsa verde. Slideshow:  Salsa Recipes 

Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and minced

  • 4 anchovy fillets in oil, drained and minced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 cup minced mint

  • 1/4 cup minced parsley

  • 5 baby turnips with greens, turnips very thinly sliced on a mandoline, greens reserved

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a bowl, mash the capers, anchovies and garlic. Add the mint and parsley. Mince the turnip greens; you should have 1/4 cup. Add to the bowl. Whisk in the lemon juice and oil; season with salt and pepper. Serve the salsa verde with the sliced turnips.

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