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Parsley and Lemon Sauce Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a blender or food processor, combine the parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
2. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
4. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
5. Temperature:
No temperature required.
Serving size:
Makes about 1 cup of sauce, serving size varies.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 120
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 150mg
Carbohydrates: 2g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Parsley: cilantro or basil
- Lemon juice: lime juice or white wine vinegar
- Olive oil: any neutral oil
- Garlic: garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes: cayenne pepper or paprika

- Add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese for a cheesy twist.
- Substitute the parsley with fresh mint leaves for a refreshing flavor.
- Add 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt for a creamy texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.
- Adjust the amount of lemon juice and olive oil to your liking.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
No reheating required.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the sauce in a small bowl or ramekin.

Garnish with a sprig of parsley or lemon zest.

This sauce pairs well with grilled chicken, fish, or vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with a side of roasted potatoes or a green salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of water or more olive oil to thin it out.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash all produce before using.

Food history:
Parsley and lemon sauce is a popular condiment in Mediterranean cuisine.

Flavor profiles:
This sauce has a bright and tangy flavor with a hint of garlic and spice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the sauce on the side or drizzle over your favorite dish.

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Taste: Citrusy, Herbal, Tangy, Fresh, Bright