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Perfect on Steak: Lemon Parsley Sauce

Tangy lemon, earthy parsley and zesty garlic combine in this easy Lemon Parsley Sauce recipe. It’s great on steak, chicken, potatoes and more.

This photo shows a grilled steak on a white plate topped with green Lemon Parsley Sauce. There's also potatoes on the plate.

I’ve been staring at this screen for way too long. Of course, I want to tell you how much I love simple but flavorful sauces like this Lemon Parsley Sauce.

I want to describe how the tangy lemon is so well complimented with the mellow but earthy parsley and zesty garlic. Really, I do.

I want to wax poetic about the virtues of pairing this sauce recipe with a perfectly cooked steak.

But really, I just want you to get out the lemon and parsley and garlic and make this sauce. Then eat it over steak or potatoes … or both. Or try it over chicken. Or what about with a nice firm white fish?

It’s kind of like chimichurri … without the spice.

Just try it.

For the steak, there’s no need to do anything too fancy. A steak seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled to however you like it is perfect. But you could also totally go a little fancier if you prefer.

A few more recipes to try Lemon Parsley Sauce with:

Yield: 6 servings

Lemon Parsley Sauce

Lemon Parsley Sauce


  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.


Thursday 21st of September 2023

What can we use instead of a food processor?

Sarah Walker Caron

Saturday 7th of October 2023

Sorry, but this recipe has only been tested with a food processor. You could certainly try finely chopping all the ingredients and whisking them together but I can't vouch for the results, since I have never tested it that way.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie

Thursday 14th of May 2009

It sound fabulous, and definitely a new flavor for me with steak.

Amanda Nicole

Thursday 14th of May 2009

Last summer I put basil aioli on everything. I was looking for a new summer must-have, and this might be it. Thanks!

Cate O'Malley

Thursday 14th of May 2009

Sounds delicious!


Thursday 14th of May 2009

I can totally see using that over potatoes as well! YUM!

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