Spicy Salad Leaves Jam or Dip

Spicy salad leaves jam/dip

Spicy Salad Leaves Jam or Dip

This is a great way to mask the greens when you have kids or adults 😉 who don’t like salad leaves. Also when the old leaves are wilting, this dip comes to your rescue. 

It’s very versatile, can be used as a dip, as a spread for the sandwiches, for pastas, garnish for charcuterie platter, marination for your meats and vegetables.

This recipe makes 1 medium size bowl.


  • 3 cups of salad greens @ livfresh 
  • 1/2 onion sliced 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 2 small size gherkins( pickled cucumber) 
  • 3 tbsp of gherkin brine ( liquid)
  • 3 small slice of pickled jalapeños 
  • 1 tsp mustard sauce
  • 2-3 kernels of walnuts (optional )
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


Joy of cooking

  • In a small pan take 1 tsp oil and put the washed and towel dried salad leaves. Flash fry for 2 mins till all its moisture is absorbed. Keep aside
  • In the same pan take remaining oil and cook the onions for 2-3 mins. 
  • Cool the salad leaves and onions in the fridge for 5-10 mins 
  • In a blender take gherkins, brine, jalapeños, mustard, salt, walnuts, greens and onions and blend. Keep it little coarse. Your choice if you want it smooth. 
  • Adjust the seasoning. Can use more mustard or brine to make it little tangy or more jalapeños to make it spicy. Enjoy!

Tip: You can use mix of salad greens or any one of the variety. If you don’t have gherkins or jalapeños, use vinegar, more of mustard and green chilli. 

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Jesal Shah 

As a homemaker, I have always loved hosting people and cook different cuisines. During the lockdown last year, the passion for creating new and innovative recipes grew and I created an Instagram account to share my passion for food. I am constantly thinking about presentation and styling of food, which is an integral part of the process. I started food styling with props and lights to give it a better look. I even did an online workshop on it to hone my skills. It was so encouraging when I was invited to make a presentation for a well-being group.

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