This Italian-style salsa verde might be my most-used condiment. Spoon it over eggs. Layer it in a sandwich. Drizzle it over roasted fish or seared steak. Toss it in a salad with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Stir it into rice or pasta. Mix with equal parts mayonnaise or yogurt and fold into pulled, poached chicken for an herby chicken salad. You get the idea.

While parsley is my home-base herb for this salsa verde, I’ll often use whatever fresh, tender herb leaves (and/or finely chopped tender herb stems) need using up. A blend of parsley, tarragon and chives is nice, especially with warm roasted potatoes. Basil and cilantro make a great variation (try it on cold soba noodles!). Sub mint for parsley, if you fancy. Want to experiment? Keep the basic measurements the same and go for it.

Makes 1 cup