Got a bunch of cilantro in the fridge and need some recipes for it? I know the feeling! Here are 9 Mexican recipes where you'll get the most bang for your buck with cilantro...
First things first, make some Salsa Verde! I get so much use out of this Salsa and it will always taste best when loaded with fresh cilantro. You'll need about 10-12 sprigs cilantro for this lightning fast recipe.
And coming in a close second is a freshly chopped Pico de Gallo! Fresh Pico is a real treat and I make it on a weekly basis, using it in recipes like Veggie Breakfast Burritos and Chicken Quesadillas. So good!
You can also use your cilantro to make a vibrant batch of Cilantro Lime Rice. This rice works great in burritos but you can also just mix it with black beans for a quick meal.
You can also make a quick Lime Cilantro Dressing with lime juice, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and oil. Toss it with some veggies for a quick meal or make this delightful Avocado Salad.
Mix your cilantro with mayonnaise, lime, garlic, and you've got a savory batch of Cilantro Lime Mayo that you can goop all over your tortas, veggies, and fingers!
Here's another great Salsa that's a perfect fit for cilantro. This Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa has a vibrant, lip-smacking flavor and I point people towards it on a daily basis!
I've also gotten in the habit of using finely chopped cilantro stems as a garnish for soups! This Roasted Poblano Soup is the perfect example of that -- the crunchy burst of cilantro complements the heat of the Poblanos quite well.
I also love adding freshly chopped cilantro to frittatas -- it's such an easy way to lighten the flavor. This Mexican Frittata is loaded with potato and chorizo, and the cilantro acts as a perfect complement to those savory ingredients.
When's the last time you made a vegetarian quesadilla?! Loading this Zucchini and Corn Quesadilla with freshly chopped cilantro gives them a "fresh from the garden" flavor that I really enjoy.
You can even use your cilantro to make Cucumber Pico de Gallo! I load it on top of Avocado Hummus Tostadas and dinner is served! Okay I hope you got some ideas from this list. Click the 'Get the recipes!' button down below to see the full instructions for all of these recipes. Enjoy!!