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!
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.
Lamb Chops and Cilantro Relish
Prechopped onion speeds prep for the relish in this restaurant-worthy lamb dish that is ready in 40 minutes.
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.
Serve this easy-to-make rice with practically everything, from fish tacos to skirt steak.
Adobo Chips with Warm Goat Cheese and Cilantro Salsa
When you're tired of the same ol' queso and chips, try these smoky adobo chips with some warm goat cheese and a zesty cilantro salsa.
Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup
Why settle for a greasy, fat-laden beef hamburger when you can try these delicious turkey burgers as a healthier alternative? Packing fresh herbs, shredded Parmesan cheese, and crunchy breadcrumbs, this burger has all your favorite savory fillings without the added sugars and fat that piles up in a fast food burger. And with almost 27 grams of protein, they're sure to keep you full and satisfied. Top with Chipotle Ketchup for a sweet and spicy kick, and serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce and burger toppings of your choice. These make for a great dinner menu item for a crowd, and they also freeze great if you're planning for dinners ahead.
Jalapeño adds a subtle kick, and cilantro brings grassy, herbal notes to classic limeade. Adults might like to stir in a little tequila.
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.
Curried Vegetable Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Spicy, herby chutney complements the delicately seasoned samosas.