I love Coriander! It's a polarising herb to say the least, some people can't stand it and really, really hate it. I can't understand why? I think its a fresh, lively taste that I just can't get enough of. The actual herb grows like a weed, however it bolts to seed in our intense heat so I was delighted to discover this perennial variety. Its called Sawtooth Coriander and its leaf shape reflects its name. It is very easy to grow, you just need to cut off the prickly seed pods that develop.
For this recipe I used a mixture of inside, young leaves and outside, older leaves. It didn't seem to make a difference using the older, slightly tougher leaves. I was given this recipe by a presenter at the Brisbane International Garden Show. It is so fresh and delicious and a lovely change from a dairy based dip.
I have used my Thermomix to make this, however you could easily make this in a food processor.
|Home Grown Sawtooth Coriander, torn into smaller pieces and Home Grown Common Mint|
|Blitz for 10 seconds then add the Cashews and Coconut and Blitz again|
|Add Chillies, Salt, Ginger, Brown Sugar and blitz, then add water and lime juice and blitz again|