10 Different Uses for Cilantro in Cooking

Cilantro It thrives in our herb gardens or we buy it in giant bunches, but most dishes only call for a tiny snippet. Rather than let our bouquets bouquets of cilantro wilt, forgotten in the refrigerator, we've searched from...

Cilantro
Cilantro

It thrives in our herb gardens or we buy it in giant bunches, but most dishes only call for a tiny snippet. Rather than let our bouquets bouquets of cilantro wilt, forgotten in the refrigerator, we've searched from Southeast Asia to Latin America to find 10 Different Uses for Cilantro in Cooking.

  1. Cilantro herb butter is a Cilantro Cooks! favorite over vegetables, potatoes, or meats.
  2. Dress your sandwiches and tacos up with this cilantro coleslaw.
  3. Make an exotic variation on any pesto dish with cilantro chili-lime pesto. Or, for a bolder flavor, try Argentinian Chimichurri
  4. New York's legendary Tabla restaurant closed several years ago, but don't let that stop you from making their signature cocktail, the Kachumber Cooler.
  5. Toss noodle or rice dishes with fresh cilantro just before serving.
  6. There is more to cilantro than the leaves and seeds! Try this Thai stir-fried shrimp with garlic and cilantro roots and this green curry paste for more Thai cilantro root goodness.
  7. Anyplace you use lettuce, consider adding some cilantro along with it to turn salads, sandwiches and more from ordinary to extraordinary.
  8. Thrill your dinner guests with coriander roasted strawberries for dessert. We've even been known to throw these into the blender for an unforgettable smoothie.
  9. Spice up holiday dinners when you replace your grandma's cranberry sauce with cranberry, orange and cilantro salsa.
  10. Blend cilantro with lime juice, garlic, sesame oil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper to make a green marinade to enhance fish and chicken.

What are your favorite uses for cilantro? Contact us, because we would love to try them!