Here's how to transform your favorite dishes thanks to coriander, rich in beneficial properties
From Asia to Mexico coriander is very popular and appears in many typical recipes, including spicy sauces, vegetable-based side dishes and fish soups. The leaves are reminiscent of parsley, in fact coriander is also known as Chinese parsley. Used fresh, chopped and added when cooked, it will add joy and flavor to your dishes. Not only that, coriander is rich in beneficial properties for healthRelieves stomach pain by making digestion easier and can help migraine sufferers. Discover 5 Italian recipes in which coriander is perfect.
1 Grilled coriander meat
According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, some spices are able to limit the production of chemicals that are formed during cooking at high temperatures: among these we find coriander, whose action would help to counteract carcinogenic heterocyclic amines, produced by the reaction to the cooking of beef, poultry and fish. A great reason to add coriander to the next barbecue: a touch of liveliness, taste and well-being on the plate.
2 Coriander legume soup
Chop the coriander and add it to the soup or velouté: it will lighten the taste by tickling the taste buds. Try the pairing carrots and coriander, perfect for a tasty vegetable cream, ideal even in summer. Alternatively, take advantage of the zucchini, typical of the summer period and rich in purifying properties: you can prepare an excellent velvety cold, with zucchini, coriander and some fresh mint leaves.
3 Green sauce with coriander
Delicious if accompanied with avocado, coriander is one of the ingredients of the famous guacamole sauce. Why not use it for an unusual green sauce? You can chop the fresh coriander leaves by adding extra virgin olive oil, garlic, parmesan and the juice of half a lemon. It is possible to add chopped nuts and seeds. Alternatively, you can prepare one delicious variant of the classic green sauce combining chopped coriander and parsley, olive oil, vinegar and salt: attention, better to avoid the mixer and opt for the crescent if you want a top result.
4 Coriander meatballs
In the traditional or vegan version, the meatballs they are one of the most appreciated and appreciated dishes … even by the little ones! Add coriander to the dough or use it to add a touch of color when cooked. One of the best known dishes in Medio Oriante is the falafel, the traditional chickpea meatball: appetizing and veg, you can try this recipe by creating a dough based on flour, dried chickpeas, coriander and parsley.
5 Coriander grilled prawns
Grilled prawns with a sprinkling of pepper, fresh coriander and, to taste, hot pepper. Along with a portion of whole grains they transform the tasteful lunch break and well-being. Why not use them in the salad? Lettuce, shrimp, fresh tomatoes, rich in lycopene, to be seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and thinly sliced onion: a dish fresh and tasty, perfect for the summer.
History and benefits of coriander
Coriander is one ancient plant: some traces found in Israel are dated 6000 BC Rich in mineral salts such as potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus, it contains carotenoids and vitamins A, C and K. It fights the action of radicals and the damage of premature aging. Protects the heart, helps to keep the control under control blood pressure and stimulates the response of the immune system. Today coriander crops they are increasingly widespread even in Italy.