Mint: There is no other herb that can compare to the refreshing feel that mint gives to a dish. The natural stimulant is great at awakening senses, increasing energy levels and most important, lessening the damage of radiation. We love to incorporate mint into summer recipes and do so in our Grilled Shrimp Pasta with Mint Pesto & Peas and Watermelon Gazpacho with Mint & Feta.
- Basil: Basil is more than just a delightfully aromatic herb. Studies show that basil is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, diabetes-preventer, and cancer-fighter amongst many other benefits. Try it in our homemade basil pesto: an extremely versatile sauce that pairs well with all types of savory dishes. We particularly enjoy it with our Summer Vegetable Soup.
- Dill adds a beautifully delicate pop of green to salads, fishes, and meat dishes. It is an herb that has been around for centuries, and rightfully so. Dill is a good source of antioxidants, iron, calcium and manganese. Pair it alongside other summer herbs in our Dill & Mint Marinated Salmon. It’s a light, flavorful dish that’ll awaken your taste buds!
- Parsley: This herb is more than just a garnish! Although curly leaf parsley is often used for decorative purposes, flat-leaf parsley adds a mild flavor to fish, meat and vegetable dishes. However, parsley goes above-and-beyond in terms of nutritional value. It has been proven to decrease the risk of a number of diseases, including cancer. Parsley contains flavonoid compounds that help prevent tumor migration and reduces free radical damage. We recommend trying it with our Grilled Tuna with Mediterranean Herbs and out Millet Tabbouleh.
- Cilantro: Cilantro seems to be a love or hate herb without much middle ground. If you enjoy it, then lucky you! Aside from adding a distinct flavor to a variety of cuisines, cilantro is rich in flavonoids and phytonutrients. It also is packed with Vitamins A, C, E and K. Our Lemon Lime Cilantro Fish Tacos are the perfect summer dish if you’re looking to switch up your traditional grilling. And since cilantro is commonly used in Vietnamese dishes, we also recommend giving our Vegan Pho a try!
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