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22 Cilantro Recipes For The Herb's Biggest Fans (PHOTOS)

06/08/2012 09:27am ET | Updated January 31, 2014

A little bit of fresh herbs can go a long way in a recipe. They pack a ton of flavor, and cilantro is no exception. Its bright and refreshing taste has the ability to liven up a dish with just a sprinkle on top. But this herb can do so much more than garnish dishes. Cilantro is the main ingredient in many sauces served atop grilled meats, it stars in fragrant Thai dishes, and some would argue that it's essential for a good guacamole. Click through the slideshow below for cilantro recipes that showcase its great flavor.

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1
Seared Sea Scallops with Cilantro Gremolata
James Random/Food52
2
Cold Marinated Sirloin Noodle Bowl
Macheesmo
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3
Savory Lime Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream
A Spicy Perspective
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4
Szechuan Lambypops with Cilantro Chimichurri
James Ransom/Food52
5
Nacho Hot Dogs
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6
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Simply Recipes
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7
Vegetarian Rice Congee
Macheesmo
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8
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
A Spicy Perspective
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9
Grilled Corn with Lime Cilantro Wasabi Butter
Steamy Kitchen
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10
Cilantro & Ginger Hummus
A Beautiful Mess
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11
Cilantro Pesto
kmartinelli/Food52
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12
Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream
James Random/Food52
13
Coriander Chicken Cutlets With Cilantro Lemon Sauce
New Media Publishing
14
Skirt Steak With Orange Cilantro Salsa
Georgia Glynn Smith
15
Steamed Wild Striped Bass With Ginger And Scallions
John Kernick/Food&Wine
16
Ginger Beef Salad
Yunhee Kim
17
Soba Noodles With Grilled Shrimp And Cilantro
Stephanie Foley
18
Warm Flank Steak Salad With Mint And Cilantro
Cederic Angeles/Food&Wine
19
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Corn and Cilantro
Food52
20
Grilled Acorn Squash With Cilantro Mojo
New Media Publishing
21
Spicy Pea Fritters With Cilantro And Potato Raita
Georgia Glynn Smith
These spring pea fritters make a healthy snack or light lunch. They are lightly fried and perfectly spiced with turmeric, cumin and fennel. Get the Spicy Pea Fritters with Cilantro and Potato Raita recipe
22
Cilantro Spice Yogurt Dip With Pita Strips And Vegetables
New Media Publishing
Jalapeno, cumin, cardamom and cilantro spice up this cool yogurt dip. It's a refreshing and light dip to serve with crudite and pita chips on hot, summer days. Get the Cilantro Spice Yogurt Dip with Pita Strips and Vegetables recipe
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