Tangy, Cooling, Mildly Spiced! Perfect for Summer
Cilantro is great to use during the pitta( energy of fire) season. The nature of cilantro is to cool( especially the leaf part), and similarly it grows best in cool temperatures rather then very hot! The overall taste of cilantro, is sweet, bitter, along with astringent. Hence, makes it perfect to keep your agni strong in summer days without aggravating pitta. While I wasn't a huge fan in the past of cilantro due to its strong taste, it has many beneficial actions such as appetite stimulant, relieving indigestion, diuretic, and alleviating burning/itch skin reactions.
Include cilantro in your next mexican recipe! Since mexican food tends to use tomatoes, peppers, and hot chilli sauces cilantro helps to balance the excess heat. Those with a hectic lifestyle especially can make this quick recipe in the evening and eat it alongside a warm burrito, stir-fry veggies, or with a toasted multi-grain bread. Even in guacamole, cilantro is an addition that will give it a depth of flavor along with mild spices! Extra spice can be added for those predominantly Kapha, but this recipe can be used for all constitutions!
1/2-1 Lime( depending on sourness)
1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 bunch of cilantro
Cut avocado in half, remove pit. Mash avocado with pestle or hand in bowl depending how chunky you like it. Squeeze fresh lime juice into mashed avocado.
Add salt, cumin, black pepper and mix.
Wash cilantro leaves, and gently rough chop the cilantro/ can keep some as whole leaves and mix gently into the avocado.