Green Paste

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Roast Chicken & Other Stories

By Simon Hopkinson and Lindsey Bareham

Published 1994

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This recipe makes about enough to fill a 500-ml (18-fl oz) Kilner jar (the ones with a rubber seal and a clamp). Stored thus, it will keep for up to three weeks in the fridge. It is not worth making less as the processing of the paste is difficult with a smaller amount of ingredients.


  • 90 g/ oz coriander leaves, stalks and roots
  • 40 g/


Purée all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

You could eat this paste with almost anything. It is particularly good as a chutney with grilled food, such as chicken, shellfish, rabbit and, best of all, lamb. I like it so much that I often eat it on its own.