Mmm, mmm. Do we love our Latino inspired flavors or what? These herb cubes are great for so many different types of seasonings like in stews, beans, rices, or meats.
Herbs, like cilantro, are often known for adding a huge kick of flavor and also having some medicinal properties. They are also known for their antioxidant properties, which can help fight off chronic diseases by fighting free radicals. Free radical damage has been linked to various cancers, aging, and a variety of diseases. So eating herbs and a whole range of fruits and vegetables can help protect us from free radical damage.
Seasoning your food with herbs and other homemade sauces helps us stay away from seasoning with too much salt. When we have too much sodium in our diets, it can lead to excess weight gain and chronic diseases, especially heart disease. Heart disease consists of heart attacks, clogged arteries, strokes, congestive heart failure, and a number of other complications. Heart disease is known as a silent killer and is one of the number one causes of death in America today. So using these can help us keep that sodium intake down!
This recipe is pretty basic. All you’re going to need to do is throw your cilantro, water, red onion, tomato, garlic, red pepper, green pepper, and lime juice in a blender or food processor and blend up until it is a smooth consistency. You can put into a mason jar and use throughout the week or you can even freeze it and use for up to six months. We like to put it in an ice-cube tray and freeze into convenient little cubes that are easy to toss into your cooking.
Giving this a try? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
- 2 cups of chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
- 1 lime
- Put all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until all ingredients are pureed.
- Store in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to 6 months.
- For this recipe, I stored half in a jar for the fridge, and the other half I froze in an ice-cube tray.
- One serving size=~2 tablespoons