Storage: Like basil, cilantro can be stored clean and dry in a bag in the fridge or stems down in a glass on the counter like a bouquet. Cilantro can also be processed with olive oil to a paste and frozen for later use.
Uses: Cilantro is a unique ingredient that is essential to many Asian and Mexican dishes. It pairs well with tomatoes, hot peppers, tomatillos, scallions, ginger, dried beans, and cabbage. Some people cannot tolerate cilantro as it tastes like soap to them.
- East Indian Carrot Soup
- Oriental Chicken Salad
- Salmon Cakes with Green Salsa
- Spring Rolls with Bok Choy and Tofu
- Tomatillo Turkey Tacos
- Winter Squash and Coconut Soup with Thai Pesto