Cool Cilantro

Recipes featuring the cool zing of cilantro in sauces, side dishes, and entrées.

Bread and Garlic Soup with Cilantro

Bread and Garlic Soup with Cilantro
The recipe for this garlicky bread soup comes from Rosa Filipe of O Barro restaurant in Redondo, Portugal, who claims it is nicknamed "beggar's soup" because it contains no meat or fish. Get the recipe for Bread and Garlic Soup with Cilantro »Todd Coleman

Cilantro and Peanut Salad (Huāshēngmĭ bàn xiāngcài)

cilantro peanut salad
This refreshing salad is a perfect to accompaniment to rich grilled meats.Matt Taylor-Gross

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder
Inspired by Mexican street vendors who artfully carve and serve mangos on sticks, this recipe ups the ante with cilantro leaves and shaved coconut. Get the recipe for Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder »Laura Sant

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija
In this refreshing salad, watermelon at the peak of its sweetness is tossed in a zesty vinaigrette with spicy radish sprouts.Laura Sant

Georgian Cilantro Sauce

Georgian Cilantro Sauce
An abundance of fresh herbs makes up the bulk of this unique sauce, while apricot preserves add just a hint of sweetness. See this RecipeSusie Cushner

Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice
This spicy cilantro rice makes a great side for fish tacos.Todd Coleman

Coconut-Cilantro Chutney (Hara Dhaniya Ki Chutney)

Coconut-Cilantro Chutney (Hara Dhaniya Ki Chutney)
This Indian chutney uses an array of ingredients, blending yellow split peas with coconut, cilantro, ginger, and chile.Ingalls Photography

Green Bean Salad

Green Bean Salad
Vegetables form the foundation of the cuisine of the Republic of Georgia, and lobios (green beans) are a favorite. This salad is from The Georgian Feast by Darra Goldstein (HarperCollins, 1993). See this RecipeSusie Cushner

Pepita and Cilantro Pesto

Pepita and Cilantro Pesto
Toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) give this vibrant Mexican-inspired pesto a warm, toasty flavor.Todd Coleman
Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

Grilled lobster is a popular dish in Boston, where shellfish from the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction is plentiful.Penny De Los Santos

Cilantro Yogurt Chutney

Cilantro Yogurt Chutney
This creamy yogurt-based chutney is made with cilantro, lime, and fresh green chiles.Ingalls Photography

Cilantro, Chile, and Pineapple Sangrita

Cilantro, Chile, and Pineapple Sangrita
This flavor-packed sipper is served alongside a neat glass of tequila at La Mezcaleria in Ajijic, Mexico. Do as many Mexicans do: A sip of tequila, a sip of sangrita—repeat, for the best experience. Get the recipe for Cilantro, Chile, and Pineapple Sangrita »Matt Taylor-Gross

Slow-Simmered Pinto Beans

Slow-Simmered Pinto Beans
Chiles add heat and bacon adds depth to these spicy beans, a popular side dish throughout Texas. See this RecipeAndré Baranowski