An herb with international influence, cilantro has an incredibly powerful flavor profile. A key ingredient in Thai curries, most salsas and guacamole, pho (Vietnamese broth + soup), Indian curries -- what a different world it would be! Similar in appearance to flat leaf parsley, but an incredibly different flavor, here are 3 things you didn't know about cilantro and 5 tasty (gluten free!) recipes:
+ Cilantro is the leafy part of the coriander plant (a whole other article!), many recipes will call for fresh coriander, coriander leaves or Chinese Parsley
+ Cilantro is said to contain PTC, the same chemical in celery that makes it taste extremely bitter to a small percentage of the population, as determined genetically
Cilantro Lime Compound Butter
Excellent for grilled fish, shrimp, or tacos. Yum!
Lemon-Cilantro Moong Daal
An easy version of this vegan Indian classic - comfort food at its best! Dairy free? Be sure to substitute a non-dairy butter.
Salmon Tacos with Orange Cilantro 'Slaw
Savory-sweet and packed with citrus flavor, this recipe screams summer!
Jicama Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
A super refreshing summer salad with just a hint of heat.
Thai Salad with Chicken, Cucumber and Coconut
A light and refreshing summer lunch.