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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. Achiote Chicken And Cilantro Dumplings
  2. Angel Hair Pasta With Cilantro, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Feta
  3. Avocado And Yogurt Dip With Jalapeno And Cilantro
  4. Avocados With Cilantro Lime Salsa
  5. Bangkok Bean Burgers With Peanut Cilantro Sauce
  6. Bangkok Bean Burgers With Peanut Cilantro Sauce
  7. Black Bean Chili With Cilantro
  8. Black Bean Chili With Cilantro
  9. Black Bean Soup With Cilantro And Orange
  10. Black Bean Soup With Cilantro Cream
  11. Black Bean Soup With Cilantro Pesto
  12. Black Bean Soup With Cilantro-Tomato Salsa
  13. Blackened Red Snapper With Lime Cilantro Aioli
  14. Broiled Salmon With Lime and Cilantro
  15. Cajun-Spiced Pork Paillards With Cilantro Butter
  16. Camarones En Crema Con Cilantro (Shrimp In Creamy Coriander
  17. Carrot Salad With Cilantro Dressing
  18. Carrot Soup With Cilantro And Chives
  19. Carrot, Orange and Cilantro Soup
  20. Catfish Curry With Tomato And Cilantro
  21. Charred Red Pepper Gazpacho With Cucumber-Cilantro Yogurt
  22. Chicken Salad With Cilantro And Ginger
  23. Chicken Stuffed With Cilantro And Turmeric
  24. Chicken With Cilantro, Ginger And Garlic
  25. Chile Vinegar Marinated Skirt Steak w Onion Cilantro Relish
  26. Chili-Cilantro Dressing
  27. Chili-Cilantro Dressing (Mcdougall)
  28. Chilled Chayote Soup With Cilantro Crema Fresca
  29. Chilled Cucumber And Cilantro Soup
  30. Chilled Cucumber-Cilantro Soup
  31. Chilled Tomato Soup With Cilantro Pesto
  32. Chimayo Chile Crusted Ahi Tuna With Soba Noodle Cucumber Salad And Cilantro Honey Vinaigrette
  33. Chinois Grilled Lamb Chops With Cilantro Mint Vinaigrette
  34. Chorizo Crusted Scallops With Cilantro Guacamole
  35. Cilantro - Mint Sauce
  36. Cilantro Aioli
  37. Cilantro And Almond Couscous
  38. Cilantro And Peanut Pesto
  39. Cilantro And Roasted Potato Salad
  40. Cilantro Caesar Salad
  41. Cilantro Corn Pancakes
  42. Cilantro Cream
  43. Cilantro Cream
  44. Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breast
  45. Cilantro Guacamole
  46. Cilantro Guacamole
  47. Cilantro Oil
  48. Cilantro Oil
  49. Cilantro Paste
  50. Cilantro Pesto
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Recipe Ingredients

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  2. "Betty Crocker's" Fresh Tomato Salsa
  3. "Los Venganza Del Almo" Chili
  4. 'Cheese' Quesadillas With Berry And Peach Fruit Salsa
  5. 'One Cool 'Cado' Soup
  6. 'Paella' Fried Rice
  7. 'Roast Duck' Nachos
  8. 'Spot Stickers' With Dipping Sauce And Green Onion Salad
  9. 'Three Sisters' Stew
  10. A Scallop Parfait, Two Ways
  11. A Southern North African Sandwich
  12. A Spice Paste From The Thrill Of The Grill
  13. Abenaki Pumpkin Candy
  14. Abilene, Tx. Annual Chili Super Bowl
  15. Acapulco Chicken (En Escabeche)
  16. Acapulco Sunset Spread
  17. Achiote Chicken And Cilantro Dumplings
  18. Achiote Citrus Marinade
  19. Acorda
  20. Afghan Chicken Kebobs
  21. African Style Vegetables In Coconut Milk
  22. After-Thanksgiving Turkey And Pasta Bake
  23. Aji Amarillo-Pineapple Salsa
  24. Alaska Cod Corn Tortilla Soup
  25. Alaska Crab Legs And Dipping Sauces
  26. Alaska Halibut With A Green Chili Blanket
  27. Alaska Pollock Quesadillas With Pineapple Salsa
  28. Alaska Salmon & Avocado Pasta Salad
  29. Albondigas (Meatball) Soup
  30. Albondigas En Salsa Chipotle (Meatballs In Chipotle Sauce)
  31. Albondigas Estilo Mama - Meatballs Like Mama Makes
  32. Albondigas Soup (6 PTS)
  33. Alex And Garry's Sopa De Limon
  34. Alex Cone's Chili Verde
  35. Almond Chicken Salad With Ginger Marinade
  36. Almost La Victoria's Green Taco Sauce
  37. Aloo Achaar (Nepal Potato Salad)
  38. Aloo Chana Chaat - 1
  39. Aloo Gobi (Curried Cauliflower And Potatoes)
  40. Aloo Matar Rasedaar
  41. Aloo-ki-tikiya (potato Patties)
  42. Alu Ki Tikiya - Potato Chops
  43. Amigos Chili
  44. Amiri Khaman (imperial Lentils)
  45. Amma's Rasam
  46. Anarkali Mulligatawny
  47. Ancho Chile And Roasted Garlic Butter
  48. Ancho Chile Paste
  49. Ancho Ranchero Sauce
  50. Ancho Tortilla Soup
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