Cool Cilantro

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

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 »

Cilantro and Peanut Salad (Huāshēngmĭ bàn xiāngcài)

Cilantro and Peanut Salad (Huāshēngmĭ bàn xiāngcài)

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder

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. Get the recipe for Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija »

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 Recipe
This spicy cilantro rice makes a great side for fish tacos.

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.

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 Recipe

Pepita and Cilantro Pesto

Toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) give this vibrant Mexican-inspired pesto a warm, toasty flavor.
Grilled lobster is a popular dish in Boston, where shellfish from the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction is plentiful.

Cilantro Yogurt Chutney

This creamy yogurt-based chutney is made with cilantro, lime, and fresh green chiles. Get the recipe for Cilantro Yogurt Chutney »

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 »

Slow-Simmered Pinto Beans

Chiles add heat and bacon adds depth to these spicy beans, a popular side dish throughout Texas. See this Recipe