Herbs for Health Recipes: Culinary Adventures with a Timeless Herb

Herbs for Health Recipes: Culinary Adventures with a Timeless Herb

1. Coriander Recipe: Green Thai Chile Dipping Sauce

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A popular choice from Thailand's many sauces, Green Thai Chile Dipping Sauce - known best as a seafood sauce - is a captivating blend of fiery spice and zestiness. This Thai classic, crafted from fresh coriander, chiles, garlic and lime juice, strikes the perfect harmony between heat and tanginess.

Its vibrant green colour and invigorating aroma celebrate the natural goodness of its ingredients. Perfect for enhancing grilled dish, this dipping sauce promises an explosion of flavours that will leave you craving more.


  • 2 ounces chilli peppers (more or less to taste)
  • 2 ounces garlic
  • 2 ounces coriander
  • 4 ounces palm sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons lime (more or less to taste)

2. Coriander Recipe: Chermoula

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Chermoula - a Moroccan delight that enlivens your palate with a burst of flavours. This vibrant sauce is a harmonious blend of fresh parsley and coriander, zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and an array of warming spices like ground coriander, paprika and ginger.

Popular all over North Africa, chermoula is a versatile and aromatic condiment that effortlessly elevates a variety of dishes. Its bold and tangy profile makes it an ideal marinade for succulent meats, a zesty dressing for salads, or a delightful accompaniment to grilled vegetables.

For a basic Chermoula use this recipe... Just remember, there are no strict rules of what is right and wrong, if you can't quite get all the ingredients just roll with it. Find substitutes, taste as you go along, and even look for alternate recipes.


Basic Chermoula (no spices):

  • 3/4 cup (8g) fresh parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup (25g) fresh coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 head (40g) of garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil plus more for covering
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons lime (more or less to taste)

Red Chermoula Sauce

  • B asic Chermoula Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Green Chermoula sauce

  • Basic Chermoula Sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 pickled (preserved) lemon.


For any type of chermoula place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree. Place in a clean jar, pour olive oil over until you have a film covering the chermoula then refrigerate. This sauce is great to marinate chicken, fish, shrimp, couscous or over a salad, I’ve made a delicious zoodles with butter, basic chermoula and a splash of heavy cream.

3. Coriander Recipe: Green Chutney

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Green chutney is a popular Indian condiment made with a blend of fresh herbs like coriander, mint, and green chillies, along with spices and lemon juice. It is served as a dipping sauce or accompaniment to various snacks and street foods.

There are a variety of green chutneys to be enjoyed, so let's dive deep into the sub-continent and feast!


  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander
  • 1/2 Cup Mint
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp Roasted Chana Dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • Salt (To taste)
  • A pinch Chaat Masala
  • A punch Black Salt
  • A pinch Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Ice Cube
  • 1 Cup Curd / 1/4 Cup Curd (For Paste)


Add all the ingredients of the chutney into a mixer grinder jar and grind them into a fine paste. Further, add the curd into a separate bowl & add the prepared green paste into the curd & mix well. Your restaurant-style green chutney is ready, served alongside kebabs & other Indian starters/appetisers.

Stay healthy,



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