Cooking with Cilantro

Find unique ways to incorporate this pungent herb into healthy and hearty dishes.

Distinctive Flavor

Photo: John Autry

Distinctive Flavor

Despite what many warm-weather gardeners may think, cilantro is a true gift from the garden. Always best when fresh, cilantro is a welcome (and essential) ingredient in an array of flavorful salsas, sauces, soups, and more.

First up is our Pork Posole. This is a rainy-day, warm-your-insides kind of meal. The peppery radish slices are a must, as are wedges of lime and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro. It’s also convenient that you have most of a beer (preferably a locally brewed, nutty ale) left to drink with it!

View Recipe: Pork Posole

Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream

Photo: John Autry

Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream

Create authentic Mexican-style tacos by cooking the chicken in a mixture of ancho chili powder and cumin and serving over corn tortillas topped with slaw and avocado cream.

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Lamb Chops and Cilantro Relish

Photo: John Autry

Lamb Chops and Cilantro Relish

Prechopped onion speeds prep for the relish in this restaurant-worthy lamb dish that is ready in 40 minutes.

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Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream

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Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream

The traditional Jewish favorite gets a makeover with the lively flavors of lime, jalapeño, cilantro, and smoked chiles.

View Recipe: Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream

Cilantro-Lime Rice

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Cilantro-Lime Rice

Serve this easy-to-make rice with practically everything, from fish tacos to skirt steak.

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Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Photo: Randy Mayor

Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Try these delicious turkey burgers as a healthier alternative to the traditional beef hamburger. Top with Chipotle Ketchup for a spicy kick.

View Recipe: Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Cilantro-Jalapeño Limeade

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Cilantro-Jalapeño Limeade

Jalapeño adds a subtle kick, and cilantro brings grassy, herbal notes to classic limeade. Adults might like to stir in a little tequila.

View Recipe: Cilantro-Jalapeño Limeade

Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage

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Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Making your own breakfast sausage is easier than you might think. Pear adds a subtle sweetness to this spiced breakfast side. Serve with eggs and fruit to complete the meal.

View Recipe: Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Curried Vegetable Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Photo: Randy Mayor

Curried Vegetable Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Spicy, herby chutney complements the delicately seasoned samosas.

View Recipe: Curried Vegetable Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

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