Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Favorites- Cilantro

This week's Friday Favorite is my favorite herb...Cilantro! I discovered cilantro last summer and fell in love. I usually purchase it at the grocery and it will keep for about a week standing in a glass of water in the fridge. This year I have planted my own cilantro, so maybe I will have my own harvest in a few weeks.
I have found several uses for cilantro including a simple green salsa of tomatillas, cilantro, and onions chopped lightly in my mini-food processor...soo good! I also made a delicious corn salad with whole kernel corn, bell pepper, tommy toe tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, and about a teaspoon of mayo. Let the salad chill overnight and it makes for a great side dish. There are also days when I just chop it up and add to my regular garden salad to give it a kick!
There is something about cilantro that gives dishes a very fresh flavor. I love it!

Do you use cilantro? If so, how? I'd love some new recipes!


  1. Hi Jessica,
    Thanks for you kind comments on my blog.

    I, too, LOVE cilantro, but my kids are iffy on it. I like it with avocado, in salads, in lentils, in Mexican dishes...YUM!

  2. Dawne-
    My husband doesn't like cilantro either. Actually he doesn't like much of anything that is green :( I have opened his mind to zucchini! :) Baby steps :)

  3. We have cilantro growing in our backyard from whoever lived in our house before us! I like it in guac... not sure where else to use it. But your salad sounds delicious!!!