Main dishes

Zespri Green kiwifruit with mussels

Serves 4
Cooks in 30 minutes min.
Ingredients Method


  • 32 mussels, washed thoroughly and beards removed
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 4 tbsps Zespri Green kiwifruit diced in small cubes
  • 2 tbsps leek white diced in small cubes
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 100ml olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Coarse sea salt for the presentation  


  1. Steam the mussels in a steamer or a steam oven for approx. 8 min or until all mussels have opened. Allow to cool.
  2. Remove the mussel meat from the shells and halve. Make sure you have 32 nice half shells left.
  3. Put a layer of coarse sea salt on an attractive plate.
  4. Place the mussel shells on the salt.
  5. Put a mussel in each shell.
  6. Mix the rest of the ingredients into tasty vinaigrette.
  7. Divide the vinaigrette over the mussels. Serve immediately.