Cilantro Recipes

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Spicy Sausage Soup with Cilantro

Rating: 4.73 stars
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

Rating: 4.57 stars
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

Rating: 4.49 stars
A delicious soup. Ideal when served with a Mexican feast.

Fabulous Cilantro Pesto

Rating: 4.38 stars
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

Rating: 4.16 stars
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

Rating: 4.67 stars
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

Rating: 4.73 stars
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

Rating: 4.89 stars
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

Rating: 4.68 stars
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

Rating: 4.56 stars
Tasty twist on a Mediterranean classic. Serendipitous discovery when I didn't have any parsley on hand!

Lime Cilantro Rice

Rating: 4.43 stars
Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.

Zesty Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.78 stars
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

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
Rating: Unrated
Cutting cauliflower into "steaks" and grilling them not only gives a flavorful, caramelized, and smoky taste, the presentation is lovely! A delicious change from boring old steamed cauliflower! I like my cauliflower a little on the firm side, so add a few extra minutes if you like it softer.
Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew)
Rating: Unrated
Ghormeh sabzi is deliciously savory and loaded with the flavors of several different green herbs. It's traditionally served atop white rice (polow). You can also serve it with lavash bread.

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Rating: 4.6 stars

This is a nice change from plain chicken tacos. The cilantro really adds a burst of flavor to this recipe.