Cilantro

Cilantro

Coriander is a double duty herb. Its seeds are knows as coriander and its leaves are known as cilantro. This distinct tasting herb is perfect for indoor and kitchen gardens. It resembles flat parsley in its appearance and is sometimes called Chinese parsley. With its refreshing, cooling taste, it is easy to see why cilantro is used with the spicy dishes so common to Latin cuisine. [about.com]

I LOVE cilantro. It’s used a lot in both Indian and Mexican cuisines (which, you may have noticed, I love). It’s a flavor that you either love or hate, though – I have friends who won’t touch it. Give it a try – you can generally find it in the grocery store right next to the fresh parsley.

Bonus: here’s a quick recipe I throw together whenever we’re having sweet-potato fries.

Chipotle Mayonnaise

– 1/4 cup (or so) mayonnaise
– 1 tbsp (or so) chipotle (I bought a can in the mexican section of the grocery store)
– 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
– 1 tbsp lime juice