This Argentine accompaniment relies on cilantro for the majority of it's flavour. Cilantro is loaded with vitamin
C, as is parsley (another major component of this sauce). Throw in some olive oil, with its healthy monounsaturated fats to get tons of flavor and
nutrients. Because cilantro is heat sensitive, try to make this fresh each time and apply it after cooking.
: As a dressing for fish and poultry or as a topping for roasted or grilled vegetable
Made most often from cabbage seasoned with garlic, hot red peppers, and ginger—this fermented Korean staple has a spicy punch and a healthy dose of digestion-benefiting probiotics. In most recipes found, cruciferous veggies are the main component, so you're getting lots of cancer-fighting phytochemicals with each serving. The downside is that kimchi can be high in sodium. Try fixing this by getting rid of other salty ingredients in favour of potassium-packed dark, leafy greens when building your meal.
As a side for grilled lean beef, or on top of scrambled eggs or sautéed kale
Yogurt is the base of this Greek spread and has been commended many a time for its probiotic benefits. You'll also get a boost from the allicin found in garlic and the vitamin C in lemon juice.
With grilled lamb, as a dip for chicken wings, on top of a burger
This sesame seed–based paste is rich in heart disease–fighting compounds called plasma gamma tocopherols and antioxidants. Tahini also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which improve brain function. It also contains copper, which has been found to act as an anti-inflammatory.
Blended into salad dressings or dips, or a binder for tuna salad instead of mayo
This Egyptian spice mix combines toasted nuts (typically hazelnuts) with sesame seeds, coriander and cumin.That being said, any number of dried herbs and spices can work! You'll get a good serving of protein no matter which type of nut you use, plus cholesterol-busting phytonutrients called lignin's from the sesame seeds.
Try it: Sprinkled on flatbreads or roasted vegetables or even mixed with olive oil as a dip
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