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Salse Verde

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde makes a great accompaniment to fish or chicken. Absolutely addictive. Just blitz the following ingredients (apart from the grain mustard) in a food processor and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 handfuls flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • extra-virgin olive oil (enough to give a sauce consistency)
  • 2 tsp grain mustard

Tomato & Coriander Salsa


This makes a great side dish for steak or any Mexican food. Excellent in a posh fajita. I normally leave the garlic out as I find the taste of raw garlic very harsh. If you want garlic, use about half a clove, grated or finely minced. The photo shows the salsa served with chilli con carne and mixed salad leaves.


  • handful of cherry tomatoes, enough for 2 people
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • bunch or coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • salt & pepper


  1. Chop each tomato into 4 pieces, add the coriander, shallot and chilli. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Squeeze half of the lime into the salsa, adjust the seasoning and add extra lime if required.

Serves 2.

Mango Salsa

I haven’t tried this yet, but it’s on the list. Just combine the following ingredients and allow to infuse for 30 mins. I’d like to serve this with fish cakes, thai-stylee.

  • 1 large mango, cut into small dice
  • 1/2 red onion, finely dice
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper