Food and Recipe of the Month: Cilantro Lime Taco Sauce
Care of Andrea Howe, of glowingongreens.com
Cilantro, also known as coriander, is an herb many people love or hate due to its particular flavour. Cilantro are the leaves and stem of the plant, and are commonly found in Mexican dishes, while the seed, commonly found in Indian dishes, is named coriander. However, all parts of it can be incorporated into a variety of
dishes including soups, salads, and sauces.
Cilantro, along with many herbs, are packed full of antioxidants. These immune-boosting components are known to fight damage and inflammation in the body, from viruses, pollution, smoke, and other free-radicals. Antioxidants neutralize and repair the damage, helping reduce risks of cancer formation, as well as slow the growth of existing cancer cells.
Along with their free-radical fighting abilities, coriander contains antimicrobial compounds which have been seen in studies to fight certain infections such as salmonella, and urinary tract infections. Additionally, coriander appears to act as diuretic, helping the body flush excess sodium and water which can lower blood pressure and levels of LDL cholesterol. In populations that
consume large amounts of coriander, heart disease rates tend to be lower.
So, next time your cilantro-hating friends and family members doubt this powerful ingredient, you can tell them all of its amazing nutritional components.
Try this flavourful Cilantro Lime Sauce on tacos or a salad.
– 1 bunch cilantro
– 1 lime, juice and zest
– 1 glove garlic
– 1 handful cashews
– 1 tsp salt
– ¼ tsp pepper
– ½ cup warm water
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour over desired meal.