According to Dr. Ben Kim, "One of healthiest herbs that you can include in your diet is fresh cilantro. Abundant in chlorophyll, iron, and a wide variety of phytonutrients, fresh cilantro provides protection against a wide spectrum of diseases, and may even protect you against a buildup of heavy metals."
Here are Dr. Kim's recipe suggestions for great salsa:
- a large bunch of fresh cilantro
- about five small tomatoes
- one large sweet bell pepper
- a small bunch of spring (green) onions
- half a lemon
- about three to four cloves of garlic.
Just be sure to give the tomatoes a rough chop and add them to the processor or blender first to release some tomato juices to aid in blending the rest of the ingredients.
If you prefer a chunkier salsa, go easy with the blending or forget the blender and use a knife to chop everything up.
To add natural sweetness to your salsa, try adding small chunks of fresh, ripe mango.
For some richness and added texture, you can't go wrong with small chunks of creamy avocado.
If you like to sniffle while you enjoy your salsa, add some chilies to the mix before blending or chopping."
Do you have a favorite cilantro recipe?