Cilantro Marinade – How to Use Up Herbs!
Do you ever look down at the bottom of your produce drawer and think… SHOOT!
What am I going to do with those herbs?
Well my friends, fret no more because I’ve got a few ideas for you.
Enter- Cilantro Marinade – How to Use Up Herbs!
The beautiful thing about herbs is that they give off so much flavor without any added preservatives.
Each has their own unique nutrition attributes too.
For instance, cilantro (also known as the leaves of coriander) is filled with phytonutrients and has been shown to have health benefits related to blood sugar control, cholesterol and free radical production in animals.
However, more longitudnal studies are needed in humans before we can shout this from the rooftop!
But, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the delicious flavor this gem has to offer.
And, I’m super stoked because Mr. CEO just added on to our greenhouse with two more rows of herbs!
To get you just as inspired as I am for spring, summer and the bounty of fresh herbs, I came up with this fabulous Cilantro Marinade.
Truth be told, we’ve used this for years in the Shaw Kitchen, I just finally got around to writing it for you!
And, because I’m determined to make more video, here’s a new clip of this gem!
Click the photo to watch the video!
Now, join me in making this for your house too!
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 jalapeno, seeded
- ½ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoon oil * (optional if you don't mix into a healthy fat source)
- 1 large sweet potato, cubed
- 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt *optional
- 1 cup hummus *optional
- To a blender cup or food processor, add cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, water and salt.
- Puree until smooth.
- Add in oil if you are roasting vegetables to help absorb fat soluble vitamins.
- Add to full fat yogurt or hummus to create a fun dip!
Need more inspiration for cilantro?
Check out Sara’s latest Sriracha Peanut Naan Pizza!
Tell me, what’s your favorite herb?