Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Minty Herb-Feta Sauce

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 1 cup

Servings: 8

A little bit of feta makes this fresh herb sauce richer and adds some tangy flavor, too. Paired with this Sear-Roasted Beef Tenderloin, it makes a bright centerpiece to a holiday meal.


  • 1 cup (1 oz.) packed fresh mint
  • 1 cup (1 oz.) packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 oz.) packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 medium clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) crumbled feta
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice; more as needed

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 200
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 180
  • Fat (g): 20
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 12
  • Cholesterol (mg): 5
  • Sodium (mg): 130
  • Carbohydrates (g): 3
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 2


  • Pulse the mint, parsley, cilantro, pine nuts, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a food processor into a coarse purée. While pulsing, add the oil through the feed tube and pulse until combined. Add the feta and lemon juice and pulse a few more times; you want tiny bits of feta visible. Season to taste with more salt or lemon juice.

Make Ahead Tips

The sauce may be made 1 day ahead and kept refrigerated; to preserve its color, press plastic wrap directly on the sauce’s surface. Let the sauce sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving, as cold can mute flavors. Season again just before serving.


Rate or Review


We haven't received any reviews yet for this recipe.

Have you made it? Tell us what you thought!

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 50%

Already a subscriber? Log in.


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.

Start your FREE trial