Cilantro Essential Oil
Got latin fever? Cilantro Essential Oil which comes from the leaves of the coriander plant. It has a fresh and tasty flavor which is loved by chiefs and food connoisseurs of Latin, Indian and Asian foods. It offers antioxidant, digestive, and stimulating benefits. Cilantro essential oil and Coriander essential oil come from the plant, coriandrum sativum which is from the parsley family. While Coridander is extracted from the seeds, Cilantro comes from the leaves. Cilantro has powerful anti-fungicide and antibacterial properties and can help wounds heal more quickly.
Applications: Cilantro’s wonderful flavor may be used in cooking as seen with a few of the recipes below. It can be used to sooth indigestion and provide antioxidant qualities.
Recipes that are wonderful with Cilantro Essential Oil:
6 large diced avocados
6 diced roma tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped white onion
3 diced serrano peppers (optional)
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 1/4 cup corn
1 cup black beans
2 cups sliced black olives
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of salt
1.5 drops cilantro essential oil (One drop is not enough, two is too much. Add one drop into a spoon and remove half the quantity with the tip of a napkin)
3 drops lime essential oil
Mix all ingredients together saving avocados for last. Chill 30 minutes and stir before serving.
SHANE’S SMOKIN’ SALSA
10 sprigs of cilantro
3 – 4 garlic cloves
1 – 4 serrano peppers (depending on how spicy you want it)
1/4 Walla Walla sweet onion
8 – 12 roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
2 drops lime essential oil
1 drop cilantro essential oil
Toothpick of black pepper essential oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Using a manual food processor, add ingredients in the following order and process after adding each ingredient: 10 sprigs of cilantro, garlic, serrano peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
Add garlic salt, sugar, essential oils, and salt and pepper to taste.