Coriander, you either love it or think it tastes like soap and hate it!
And whilst many Coriander lovers mostly use this tasty herb as just a topping on Mexican dishes or as an extra in their Thai recipes, there are SO many more wonderful ways to use Coriander in the kitchen.
Best of all, Coriander leaves contain lots of nutritional goodies such as:
- Vitamins - A, C, and K
- Folic acid
- Magnesium and potassium
In this blog we will cover our top 3 favourite ways to use the fresh Coriander from our CUP O HERBS Fresh Coriander Kit, and include a yummy detox juice recipe we know you’ll love!
Use Number 1: As a flavour boost to butter, cream cheese and mayonnaise
As weird as it sounds, coriander goes well with some dairy foods.
Whether you want to add some flavour to a boring Sunday cheese board, salad & mayo sandwich or your afternoon croissant spread, this herb can turn your meal from boring to brilliant! Simply chop half a bunch of coriander (without the stem) and mix it in a bowl with your desired spread or cheese.
Use Number 2: To detox the body
What many people don’t realise about Coriander is that it can assist with removing mercury and other heavy toxic metals from the body. Incorporating the herb into a daily detox juice is an excellent option for those who want to freshen up their diet and feel healthy from the inside out!
Coriander Detox Juice Recipe
- 4-6 apples
- 1 medium beet
- 1/3 of a fennel bulb
- juice of 1/2 lime
- large handful of Coriander
Place ingredients in a juicer and juice. Serves 1-2.
Use Number 3: To make a green pestoBasil tends to be a popular pesto base for use in dips, pasta sauces and more, but Coriander can be a great alternative. When combined with lime and other zesty ingredients, Coriander’s flavour comes to life, making it a perfect add-on when entertaining friends or trying a new pasta recipe. Click HERE to see one of our personal favourite Coriander pesto recipes from Well Nourished.
P.S if you’re set on sticking with a Basil pesto then check out our CUP O HERBS Basil Growing Kit!
.So there you have it, three wonderful ways to use Coriander in your kitchen!
For more information about how to easily grow fresh coriander (or Basil) from home, visit our website to view our CUP O HERBS Herb Growing Kits.