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added over 4 years ago

From Wikipedia.... I would add a touch of one of these to taste to subsitute
Epazote is used as a leaf vegetable and herb for its pungent flavor. Raw, it has a resinous, medicinal pungency, similar to anise, fennel, or even tarragon, but stronger. Epazote's fragrance is strong but difficult to describe. It has been compared to citrus, petroleum, savory, mint and camphor.

added over 4 years ago

hmmm, tarragon+mint it is. Thanks

added over 4 years ago

We use a combination of fresh dill and cilantro in our recipe.

added over 4 years ago

Oregano works also. Epazote is affectionately called Mexican oregano.

added 6 months ago



Mexican oregano is NOT epazote! Epazote is called Mexican tea.

Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens)

Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides)

added over 4 years ago

Nothing else will deliver the pow of epazote but you can substitute classic Mexican flavors such as cilantro and Mexican oregano.

Fany Gerson

Fany is the author of My Sweet Mexico and Paletas.

added over 4 years ago

epazote has a very distinctive taste but if you don't want to use it, I wouldn't subtitute it because as long as you have a nice pasilla flavored broth, you won't need it and other herbs won't necessarily make it good


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added over 4 years ago

As an aside, epazote is easy to grow. I put one plant in my garden this spring, and pretty much ignored it. It's huge.