March 5, 2022

Papalo- New Herb

Looking for an alternative to cilantro? Well we have a new herb called Papalo that is a great alternative. It is a heat loving herb from Mexico. It doesn’t taste just like cilantro. They say it tastes like nasturtium flowers, lime and cilantro. You only have to use a little bit when cooking! You can use papalo as a substitute for any recipe that calls for cilantro.
Here is a recipe just to give you some ideas.

Fresh Tomato Salsa with Papalo
•5 paste tomatoes, finely diced
•1/2 cup onion, finely diced
•Juice of one lime
•1 – 3 jalapeno or serrano chilies, finely diced
•1 – 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh papalo
•1 teaspoon salt
•Whole fresh papalo leaves to garnish
1.Mix the onions and chilies in a bowl.
2.Add the lime juice, salt, and chopped papalo to the mix.
3.Add the tomatoes to the mixture just before serving (salt draws out the water and will make the salsa watery).
4.Garnish with fresh papalo leaves and serve