Coriander: interesting facts and a recipe

Coriander, also known as Chinese parsley, is a herb that has been used since the Ancient Egypt period.

It is used to season food and as a natural remedy against bacteria, skin moulds, and other microorganisms. It has antispasmodic and digestive properties and can reduce the loss of appetite. Coriander also stimulates the nervous system and works well against tiredness. It is excellent when served with carrots.

Lentil & carrot soup with coriander

 

Ingredients

  • 150 grams of lentils

  • 2 big carrots

  • ½ onion

  • 1 garlic clove

  • Chilli pepper q.s.

  • Minced coriander q.s.

  • Extra virgin olive oil q.s.

  • Salt, pepper

  • ½ lemon peel

  • 1 little slice of ginger

  • Vegetable broth q.s.

 

Method

First, mince the coriander, the garlic clove, the onion, and the chilli pepper, then peel and brown in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. Peel and cut carrots into slices and add them to the pan. After a couple of minutes, peel the ginger and add the piece to the pan.

Add the lentils and the vegetable broth and cook over small heat for 30 minutes (check the carrots). At the end of cooking time, remove the ginger and add the coriander. Serve the soup hot. Enjoy your meal!

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