Zesty mint salsa

Our lamb mint salsa recipe takes inspiration from culinary greats like Diana Henry and Cafe Paradiso's Denis Cotter⁠.⁠

This gorgeous zesty mint salsa is delicious served with grilled courgette, butternut squash, roasted vegetables or as an accompaniment to meats.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0
Serves: 3


  • 25g-45g Mint - Large bunch, destemmed and roughly chopped ⁠
  • 75g Pinenuts ⁠
  • 2g Green Chilli (optional)⁠
  • 4g Red Chilli (optional)⁠
  • 1-2 Garlic cloves⁠
  • 1/2 Juice of a lemon
  • 40-60ml Olive Oil ⁠
  • 30g Honey ⁠
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste) ⁠


  1. In a mortar crush the garlic and chilli's into a paste.
  2. Add the mint leaves, and bruise until reduced half in size.
  3. Add lemon juice, honey and salt.
  4. Add the pine-nuts and slightly crush (keep some whole) and finally add the Olive Oil to desired preference
  5. Mix thoroughly and serve⁠