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Curtis Stone's green core salad with salsa verde

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  • High in dietary fibre
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • No added sugar
  • Healthier living
  • Diabetes friendly
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Nut free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free

Made with baby cos lettuce and shaved broccoli stalk, this leafy green salad is packed with goodness. Drizzled with a homemade salsa verde, it will be your new go-to.

  • Serves4
  • Prep time15 minutes
Curtis' green core salad with salsa verde


  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets, stalk peeled
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 small fennel, thick outer layer peeled, halved lengthways through core, fronds reserved
  • 2 radishes
  • 2 baby cos lettuce, quartered lengthways

Salsa verde

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil and mint)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs drained baby capers, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    To make the salsa verde, in a small bowl, combine the herbs, oil, spring onion, capers and garlic. Season.
  2. Step 2

    Stir lemon rind and 11/2 tbs lemon juice into the salsa verde. In a bowl, toss broccoli florets with the remaining lemon juice, 1/4 cup salsa verde and a drizzle of oil.
  3. Step 3

    Using a mandolin or sharp knife, shave the broccoli stalk, fennel bulb and radishes into 1mm-thick slices. Arrange the lettuce on a platter. Spoon over broccoli florets and sprinkle with shaved vegetables. Spoon over the remaining salsa verde and sprinkle with reserved fennel fronds to serve.

    Waste wise

    You can use other veg stems here, such as the leftover cauliflower stem from the Mexican-Style Veggie Stew. The stem of a head of lettuce also looks really pretty when shaved.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 1460kJ/349 Cals (17%)

Protein: 5g (10%)

Fat: 34g (49%)

Sat fat: 5g (21%)

Carb: 4g (1%)

Sugar: 4g (4%)

Fibre: 6g (20%)

Sodium: 149mg (7%)