Or maybe its a dip... Either way its delicious. If you like the tanginess of cilantro you will enjoy this recipe.
Did you know that herbs, including cilantro, have a higher concentration and a wider variety of antioxidants than most vegetables and fruits?
Free radicals beware.
Cilantro specifically is noted for its ability to pull (chelate) heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and aluminum, from the body. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, it lowers bad cholesterol, and it increases good cholesterol. It is high in vitamin's C, K, A, folic acid, iron, potassium, and calcium.
This is an herb you want to consume often. Salsa, salads, and smoothies are excellent options for using cilantro. It makes an excellent garnish for soup and chile as well.
Ingredients: Makes enough for 2 dinner size servings with enough left to dip tortilla chips into. Use organic ingredients.
1/2 an avocado: may want to add a bit more to taste
3/4 cup fresh cilantro, stems and all packed into a measuring cup
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
5 drops stevia or 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Put ingredients in a high speed blender. You may want to make slight adjustments to suit your taste. I like a bit more avocado.
Serve over a salad of Romaine lettuce or spring greens with sliced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and black beans. Sprinkle with crushed corn tortilla chips.
I would love to hear what you think of this salad dressing/dip, either in comments here or on Facebook.