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15 Ways to Use Up a Bunch of Cilantro

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Lovers of cilantro, take note.

Once upon a time, in 2012, I returned home from my first year of college and got a summer job working at a fast food burrito chain. So began my education in the enormous passions of teams Pro-Cilantro and Anti-Cilantro. They are equally ardent, and the herb is one of extremes: Some customers would ask for extra cilantro to be added to their burritos; some would immediately recoil at the sight of the leaves; it's either The Best Herb or it tastes like feet.

If you're a staunch member of Team Anti-Cilantro, let me direct you to recipes that will help you use up your basil. But if you're Team Pro—well, you've come to the right place. Here are 15 ways to put cilantro in every meal:

Cilantro Coconut Chutney by A Brown Table



Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Cilantro by Emily | Truefood



Chilaquiles Verdes by lisina



Fish with Green Masala and Coconut Wrapped in Banana Leaves by Sumayya Usmani



Kutabi, Azerbaijani Savory Panckes Filled with Greens and Herbs by Kukla

Savory pancakes


Anna Thomas' Green Soup by Genius Recipes



Cooked Green Salsa (Salsa Verde) by Pati Jinich



Corn Soup with Tofu Larb by Colleen Rose

Corn soup 


Sweet Potato and Cilantro Quesadilla with Fried Egg and Cumin Oil by CarolineWright



Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches by foxeslovelemons



Summer Vegetable and Glass Noodle Salad by CarolineWright



Fried Greens Meatlessballs by Alexandra Stafford

Vegetarian meatballs


Seared Sea Scallops with Gingered Pea Purée and Cilantro Gremolata by TasteFood



Hello Summer Cocktail by Chase the Flavors



José Pizarro's Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Cilantro Mojo by Genius Recipes


Which team are you on? What's your best way to use up a bunch of cilantro?

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Tags: Cilantro, Herb, Vegetable, Meal Plan, Lists, Ingredients