Here is a healthy winter drizzle!
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a really prized herb that I have growing in my garden. It is very easy to grow and is a perennial, so you have access to it all year. Great on pizza and in any italian dishes. It has powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties and it is good for digestion as well. It contains many nutrients; iron, magnesium, calcium,vitamin E, vitamin C and some of the vitamin B group.
Oregano is a very strong flavoured herb, and for a good reason, you don’t need much of it to get good flavour and a great many health benefits. Pick a couple of leaves and add to a cup of herb tea to help fight off those head colds during winter.
Here is a recipe for a paste using oregano that not only tastes great but is really good for you as well. A little goes a long way, so start by adding a small amount to steamed veges or brush it over chicken or steak.
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil – (add another 1/2 cup of oil if you want to make it a dressing to drizzle over steamed veges).
- 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup cashews or almonds
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt – or more to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the herbs are well blended. Season with more salt if needed.