Grüne Sosse (German-style Green Sauce)

  • Serves

    makes ABOUT 2 CUPS


Germany's famed herb sauce is tangy with buttermilk and enriched with sour cream that features herbs like sorrel and watercress; it's wonderful with boiled vegetables.This recipe first appeared in our August/September issue along with Laura Schenone's story Glorious Pesto.


  • 2 cups packed parsley
  • 1 12 cups packed watercress
  • 1 cup finely chopped chives
  • 1 cup packed sorrel
  • 12 cup buttermilk
  • 12 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 1 12 tsp. walnut oil
  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Process parsley, watercress, chives, sorrel, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, oil, egg yolk, and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

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