If you do not like cilantro but want its health benefits, consider using cilantro essential oil. The Journal of Food Chemistry found that cilantro essential oil had potent antimicrobial properties(4). Head on over here to learn more about the health benefits of essential oils.
Turmeric is a root in the same family as ginger. The dried spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine and has a very mild taste. Curcumin is the primary active compound in turmeric that has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. Though ingesting concentrated curcumin in supplemental form is the most effective medicinal route, adding dried turmeric spice to eggs, soup, and salad dressings is a good way to ensure you get it on a regular basis.
- 2 small champagne mangos
- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 tsp of dried tumeric
- 1 tsp of dried cayenne pepper (optional)
- Wash and dry all of the produce and cilantro (kitchen cloth or salad spinner work better than paper towels).
- Dice your cucumber. *Texture tip: peel strips of cucumber skin off to mimic a stripped look. This will expose some cucumber flesh and keep some skin remaining for an awesome texture.
- Peel and dice your two champagne mangos.
- De-stem your cilantro as much as you can and then finely mince the leaves.
- Add all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl or into a leftovers container for convenience.
- Add the tumeric and cayenne pepper.
- Mix everything together and serve in a decorative bowl or package it up in a leftovers container for later use.