Wood Sorrel Sauce

This alternative take on a classic Mint Sauce recipe is very easy to make at home using just a few ingredients. Wood Sorrel has a tart, apple skin flavour, which marries well with the tang of vinegar to create a great accompaniment to roasted meats and fish.


Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: None

Steeping Time: 1-2 Hours

Quantity: Makes a small ramekin / sauce bowl

  • 30g of fresh Wood Sorrel Leaves
  • Boiling Water
  • 2 tbsp of White Wine / Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tspn Caster Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Wash and finely chop the Wood Sorrel leaves and add them to a small bowl.
  2. Cover the leaves with boiling water and leave to steep for a 1-2 minutes to soften them. Drain away the liquid, leaving the leaves in the bowl.
  3. Add the vinegar, sugar and salt, stirring until the salt and sugar has dissolved.
  4. Leave the mixture to steep and allow the flavours to develop, ideally for 1-2 hours, or even overnight, before serving.
  5. Wood Sorrel sauce will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days as long as the leaves are submerged in the vinegar. If you want your sauce to last longer, after preparation, add the sauce to a sterilised clip-top jar, seal, and store in the fridge for 3-6 months.