Cilantro Recipes

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Spicy Sausage Soup with Cilantro

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An easy yet hearty and outstanding soup of hot Italian sausage, vegetables, and cilantro. A very popular dish appealing to sight, taste and aroma. Serve with warm rye rolls or bread sticks.

Peanut Cilantro Dip

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A delicious and flavorful Thai-style dip that goes great with fresh veggies like asparagus, endive, or jicama. Try dipping French bread!
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Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup

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A delicious soup. Ideal when served with a Mexican feast.

Fabulous Cilantro Pesto

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This is a delicious version of the classic with a little more zip! You can substitute the vinegar with lime juice, lemon juice or Italian salad dressing.

Orange Cilantro Rice

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Bright flavors meld to produce a one-of-a-kind rice dish. To really bring out the orange flavor, try using juice with lots of pulp.

Cilantro-Chili Pepper Sauce

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I am overrun with wild cilantro in my back yard. Literally, it feeds my compost bin more than my family even though we use it in everything. This sauce (perhaps more of a pesto) is fabulous on anything but the obvious choices are chicken and tuna. Enjoy.

Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

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This cilantro cream sauce can be used as a dip, or as a sauce for fish or chicken. My husband eats it on everything he can consume! Taste and add additional seasoning if necessary. tomatillo sauce is usually spicy, so be prepared!

Cilantro Chili-Lime Cashew Pesto

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A pesto with a little kick using a favorite snack I found at Trader Joe's -- Chili-Lime Cashews -- nummy! This pesto is great on pasta or with shrimp or fish. Brush on meat, chicken, or fish before grilling.

Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

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I loved a local chain restaurant's fish tacos so much, that I had to try to duplicate them. They combine flour tortillas filled with breaded, fried tilapia, layered with chipotle mayo, topped with napa cabbage, dressed with honey-cumin sauce, and served with pico de gallo, sour cream, chips and salsa. You'll find them very refreshing and packed full of flavor!

Cilantro Tabouli

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Tasty twist on a Mediterranean classic. Serendipitous discovery when I didn't have any parsley on hand!

Lime Cilantro Rice

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Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.
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Zesty Quinoa Salad

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This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like it's summertime). Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein. If you're not vegan, add even more protein by adding chunks of chicken or turkey. Yum!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

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After having a delicious TGI Friday's grilled chicken salad, I was determined to figure out the cilantro-lime salad dressing served with it. This is what I came up with. Delicious for a quick summery dinner. Grilled boneless chicken breasts served over a hearty green salad, and this dressing, voila!

Samosadilla (Samosa Quesadilla)

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While it's true a perfectly made, expertly fried, and quickly served samosa is superior to this version, that can be a very rare combination of events. By comparison, this quesadilla approach is almost impossible to mess up, and if you use enough oil in your pan, you should be able to achieve a beautifully browned, crispy crust that rivals something out of a deep fryer.

Carne Asada Tacos

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Easy and flavorful. You will love these tacos! You can use top sirloin, New York, filet mignon or similar cuts of beef.