CilantroI adore cilantro and a Colombian kitchen isn’t complete without this delicious herb. Cilantro has a distinct flavor that can make this a love it or hate it herb. Colombia is not alone in its love of cilantro and use in most kitchens around the country. Other countries such as India, China, Mexico and many other Latin America countries also cook regularly with cilantro.

Cilantro is also known as a Coriander or Chinese parsley. Here are some recipes from my archives using this delicious and aromatic herb.

Tilapia with Cilantro Pesto

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Salmon with Cilantro-Garlic Oil


Spinach Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Colombian Hot Sauce

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  1. Claudia Medeiros says

    You’re right , Erica ! Cilantro has a great importance in our culinary . Here , in Brazil , we use it for almost everything !
    Have a wonderful Saturday … with cilantro ! 😀

  2. says

    I used to hate cilantro. Now I love them so much. The dish is not the same without eat. Thanks for posting a list of recipes where I can use more cilantro.

  3. says

    I absolutely love cilantro. I could just stick my face in a bunch of cilantro and inhale….just the fragrance alone is wonderful. I keep a bunch in my fridge constantly (in a mug with 1″ of water, covered with a plastic bag to keep it fresh….works great!!)

  4. says

    I agree, cilantro is a love it or hate it herb. I happen to love it. I understand that some people are missing an enzyme that makes cilantro taste like soapy dishwater, hence the hate it camp I guess. Lucky me, as I seem to have that enzyme.

  5. says

    I can’t live without cilantro now. Growing up in the Caribbean we use something very similar in flavour called shado beni. But since moving to Canada it’s hard to source it, so I’ve been hooked on cilantro.

    happy cooking


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