Easy Lemon Caper Sauce

This easy, delicious lemon caper sauce recipe is perfect served with fish, chicken or meat and makes a fantastic salad dressing.

Lemon caper sauce Ingredients needed

  • Capers. Salt-packed or brined capers.
  • Lemon. Lemon juice and zest.
  • Parsley.
  • Chives.
  • Olive oil. 
  • Garlic.
  • Salt and pepper. 

Lemon caper sauce

How to make lemon caper sauce

  1. Prepare the capers: If using salt-packed capers, place then in a sieve and rinse to remove the salt. Allow the capers to drain then roughly chop (especially if they’re very big). Place them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Make the sauce: Add the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, finely chopped herbs, crushed garlic and season with salt and pepper. Mix until combined, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Can I make this ahead?

The sauce can be made up to a week ahead and kept in the fridge in an airtight container. Make sure to top the sauce with olive oil so that everything is submerged, this will preserve the ingredients in the sauce.

What to serve with lemon caper sauce

  1. Grilled salmon
  2. Lemon herb chicken breasts
  3. Juicy grilled pork chops
  4. Grilled sirloin steak

Lemon caper sauce

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Easy lemon-caper sauce

This easy, delicious lemon caper sauce recipe is perfect served with all meat and makes a fantastic salad dressing.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caper sauce, Lemon caper sauce, sauce recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4


  • ½ cup capers chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon zest + juice
  • 2 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tsp chives chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine chopped capers, lemon juice and zest, garlic and herbs in a bowl and add a few tablespoons of oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper then serve with the fish, chicken, beef or pork.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This is wonderful. Thank you Aloda. Taking a global view it is fundamentally a Chimichurri (ref Argentina). Chimi Verdi (green as opposed to red) to be precise. Another useful addition to the ingredients would be cilantro. Thank you once again.