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Cilantro, known outside north America as coriander, is a plant used most commonly in cooking for its leaves and its dried seeds, although all parts of it are edible.

It is used extensively in a wide variety of cuisines. The raw leaves are an essential ingredient in Vietnamese, Thai and other south-east Asian cuisines and in Mexican and central American salsas. The cooked leaves are used in large quantities in Indian cooking. The dried seeds are also used, ground, throughout Indian cooking and are one of the core ingredients of garam masala. The whole roasted seeds are also sold as a snack in India.

The taste of fresh cilantro is difficult to describe but tends to be one that people either love or hate. Those who like it find it is a clean, palate cleansing taste. Detractors often describe it as tasting soapy.

Fresh cilantro should be used as soon as possible after picking. If you are using the seeds it is better to buy them whole and then toast them on a skillet/pan very briefly before grinding them yourself in a pestle or a spice grinder. Ground cilantro loses its taste quickly and does not store well.

North Americans use the word cilantro rather than coriander as their introduction to the ingredient came through Mexican cooking; the Spanish for coriander is cilantro.

Cilantro is also known as Chinese parsley, Mexican parsley and dhania in Indian and Sri Lanka. In Peru it is called culantro.

Relevant Recipes for Cilantro

Recipe Names

  1. Cilantro Pesto
  2. Cilantro Pesto
  3. Cilantro Pesto
  4. Cilantro Pesto
  5. Cilantro Pesto - Rahk Pahk Chee-Gratiem-Prik Thai
  6. Cilantro Pesto - Rahk Pahk Chee-Gratiem-Prik Thai
  7. Cilantro Pesto Pasta
  8. Cilantro Potato Salad
  9. Cilantro Potato Salad
  10. Cilantro Salsa
  11. Cilantro Salsa
  12. Cilantro Sauce
  13. Cilantro Sauce - 1
  14. Cilantro Sauce - 2
  15. Cilantro Shrimp With Lemon Grass Rice And Coconut
  16. Cilantro Slaw
  17. Cilantro Tartar Sauce
  18. Cilantro Tartar Sauce
  19. Cilantro, Pine Nuts And Walnut Pesto
  20. Cilantro-Infused Chicken Sandwiches
  21. Cilantro-Lemon Shrimp
  22. Cilantro-Lime Butter
  23. Cilantro-Lime Crab Salad In Avocado Halves
  24. Cilantro-Lime Rice
  25. Cilantro-Lime Salsa
  26. Cilantro-Lime Tartar Sauce
  27. Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
  28. Cilantro-Mint Rice
  29. Cilantro-Sesame Dressing
  30. Cilantro-Tofu Cream
  31. Cilantro-Tomato Salsa
  32. Citrus And Cilantro Grilled Lake Trout
  33. Coconut Curried Chicken With Cilantro-Mint Rice
  34. Colombian Chorizo Skewers With Cilantro Pesto
  35. Corn, Cilantro And Black Bean Soup
  36. Crab Cakes With Cilantro Butter
  37. Crab Tempura With Cilantro
  38. Cranberry-Cilantro Vinaigrette
  39. Creamy Cilantro-Soy Dressing
  40. Curried Spinach Soup With Yogurt And Cilantro
  41. Enchiladas With Jalapeno And Cilantro Sauce
  42. Fajitas Or Flank Steak In Cilantro, Citrus, & Gold Tequila
  43. Farfalle With Cilantro Salsa
  44. Fettuccine Al Cilantro
  45. Fillet Of Beef With Cilantro Lime Sauce
  46. Flo's Cilantro And Roasted Potato Salad
  47. Fresh Chinese Parsley (Cilantro) And Mint Chutney
  48. Fresh Cilantro & Mint Chutney
  49. Fresh Cilantro and Mint Chutney
  50. Fresh Potato And Cilantro Soup - {Sopa De Coentro}

Recipe Ingredients

  1. Andouille Potato Cakes With Fresh Corn And Tomato Salsa
  2. Angel Hair Pasta With Cilantro, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Feta
  3. Anglo-Indian Curry Sauce
  4. Anita's Favorite Enchiladas
  5. Anna's Salsa
  6. Annatto Reddened Grilled Shrimp With Peruvian Potatoes
  7. Anne's Pico De Gallo
  8. Another Pointe In Tyme's Rock Shrimp Baked In Fillo Dough
  9. Another Pointe's Nopales Salad With Roasted Corn And Feta Cheese
  10. Antic Ancho Chili
  11. Anticucho Style Grilled Fish
  12. Anticucho-Style Grilled Chicken
  13. Antojitos (Filled Mini Tortilla Cups)
  14. Appetizer Burritos
  15. Apple And Bermuda Onion Relish
  16. Apple And Jicama Coleslaw
  17. Apple-Avocado Salsa
  18. Apple-cucumber Salad With Split Mung Dal
  19. Apricot Turkey
  20. Arbol-Avocado Salsa
  21. Argentinean Steak With Parsley Sauce
  22. Arizona Chicken
  23. Aromatic Broth With Vegetable Slivers
  24. Aromatic Vegetables
  25. Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken And Rice)
  26. Arroz Con Pollo - 2
  27. Arroz Con Pollo - 3
  28. Arroz Con Pollo With Salsa Verde
  29. Artichoke Nachos
  30. Artichokes With Two Sauces
  31. Arugula Salad Orange Couscous and Citrus Vinaigrette
  32. Arugula Stuffed Fried Vidalia Onion Ring Salad With Vinaigre
  33. Asian 5 Spice Barbecued Pork, Mango Salsa, Frankie Wraps
  34. Asian Burger
  35. Asian Chicken And Noodles
  36. Asian Chicken Salad - Custom Cuisine
  37. Asian Chicken Salad Over Rice Noodle Cake
  38. Asian Chicken Slaw
  39. Asian Chowder
  40. Asian Coleslaw
  41. Asian Fajitas
  42. Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin
  43. Asian Grilled-Beef Salad
  44. Asian Noodle Salad
  45. Asian Noodles With Pan-Seared Flank Steak
  46. Asian Peanut Slaw
  47. Asian Pesto With Grilled Shrimp
  48. Asian Pot Stickers
  49. Asian Shrimp And Asparagus Soup
  50. Asian Soba Salad