Spicy Green Chutney

Make this puree 1 to 2 hours before serving for best results. Its silky texture will coat a spoon, but is thin enough to drizzle on a salad or roasted vegetables. Try it on roasted fish like black cod.

Spicy Green Chutney
Photo: Eva Kolenko
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 3 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped

  • 3 cups packed fresh mint leaves

  • 1 cup water

  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 3 Indian green chiles or serrano chiles, stemmed and chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until chutney is almost smooth, about 30 seconds.

  2. Transfer chutney to a bowl, and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on surface. Wrap bowl in plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour. Serve chutney within 1 day for best flavor. Chutney can be frozen in ice cube trays and stored in freezer up to 3 months.

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