How to make Tangy Mint Sauce
- Wash cilantro and mint thoroughly and pat dry excess water.
- Chop onion and green chilies into chunks and crush the garlic.
- Grind garlic, green chilies and onions into a coarse texture.
- Add mint, cilantro and lemon/tamarind juice, and water (1 tbsp. at a time) and blend smooth.
Serve it fresh as a condiment with your meal, or store in an air tight container for later. Make sure to refrigerate it and use a clean spoon to pour it or it might catch fungus. You can leave it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Mint is a fragrant spice used in different types of cuisines. It is used in sauces, savory dishes and desserts. Mint chocolate chip ice-cream is a popular choice.
- Because of its cooling qualities and fragrance, mint is used in hygiene and beauty products.
- Mint gets its name from the Greek mythological word Minthe. Minthe was a nymph who was transformed into a plant, which we now know as mint.
- In ancient Greece, mint held spiritual value and was used to cleanse temples and homes. It was also rubbed on tables, beds other furniture to welcome guests in their homes.
- In ancient Egypt people were buried with coriander among other foods, as they believed that it could be used as food in the afterlife.
- Coriander or cilantro smell and taste like soap to many people because of a genetic quality.