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substitute for Cilantro?

I would like to make the Cilantro-Scallion Bread from the new Bon Appetit, http://www.bonappetit.com..., but I am not a fan of Cilantro! Any opinions on a substitute. I am thinking parsley...

asked by Lucia from Madison about 6 years ago
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added about 6 years ago

There really isn't a substitute for the taste of cilantro. I don't have the 'bad' gene, but have friends who do, and for them I usually substitute parsley and/or oregano/marjoram.

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Chops is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

I confess that I detest cilantro. I often swap out for parsley but if its an herb that needs to shine in a recipe like the one you mentioned perhaps thyme, tarragon or dill?

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added about 6 years ago

My husband loves oregano! Thanks for the suggestion!

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pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 6 years ago

Try a combination of parsley and mint chopped together. I sympathize with the people who can't taste the background flavor of cilantro because it really is good, but unfortunately not an "acquired taste."

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added about 6 years ago

seconding pierino: parsley and mint when using it fresh in a salad or salsa. but if you're baking, oregano seems like a better choice.

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added about 6 years ago

Oh, I think I read it on another foodpickle response, but if the soapy taste is what bothers you about cilantro, try just using the stems and roots. Apparently the leaves of cilantro give off the flavor many don't like.

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added about 6 years ago

technically you could substitute most herbs.. (my choice for substitutions would be dill), but you will get a different end result..

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added about 6 years ago

Thank you for all the great suggestions. I went with parsley! My husband tried one and love it.
This was a great recipe. The dough is wonderful to work with.
Can't wait to try one myself.

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