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25 Best Cilantro Recipes to Brighten Your Meals

Cilantro recipes for a burst of fresh flavor! These vibrant dishes are the perfect way to incorporate the unique taste of cilantro into your cooking.

25 Best Cilantro Recipes to Brighten Your Meals

Cilantro, with its lively and lemony flavor, is a favorite among many and can add a fresh twist to a variety of dishes. Whether you love it or are just warming up to it, cilantro can transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.

To help you explore the full potential of this herb, I’ve curated a collection of cilantro-infused recipes. These dishes range from traditional favorites to creative new combinations, all highlighting the distinct taste of cilantro.

From appetizers to main courses, this compilation offers a wide array of ways to enjoy cilantro, including:

  • Fresh and tangy cilantro lime dishes
  • Hearty cilantro-infused soups and stews
  • Vibrant salads featuring cilantro as a key ingredient
  • Cilantro-based sauces and dips for added zest
  • Flavorful cilantro marinades for meats and seafood
  • Refreshing cilantro smoothies and beverages
  • Exotic cilantro-infused curries and stir-fries
  • Light and healthy cilantro wraps and tacos

Each recipe has been carefully chosen to showcase cilantro in all its glory, ensuring that its unique flavor complements and enhances the other ingredients.

Whether you’re a cilantro aficionado or just curious to try something new, these recipes will inspire you to use this versatile herb in your cooking more often.

25 Best Cilantro Recipes to Brighten Your Meals

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5 Ingredient Cilantro Vinaigrette
5 Ingredient Cilantro Vinaigrette
Most yummy dressing ever!! This tangy cilantro vinaigrette comes together quick with just 5 ingredients!
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2
Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken
Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken
Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken is full of the bright fresh flavors of summer. Cook it quickly in a skillet or throw it on the grill for a fast dinner!
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3
Cilantro Pesto (Easy + Delicious Recipe)
Cilantro Pesto (Easy + Delicious Recipe)
Learn how to make the BEST Cilantro Pesto Sauce! This easy recipe is the perfect addition to Pizza, Rice, Pasta + more!
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4
Cilantro Lime Rice - Love and Lemons
Cilantro Lime Rice – Love and Lemons
No need to stop at Chipotle—this easy cilantro lime rice recipe is fresh and delicious. A great side dish or base for homemade burrito bowls!
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5
Cucumber and Cilantro Salad - Foodness Gracious
Cucumber and Cilantro Salad – Foodness Gracious
This healthy cucumber and cilantro salad is easy to make, low carb, and low calorie. It’s a perfect fresh salad for summer barbeques.
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Cilantro soup recipe - Chatelaine.com - Chatelaine
Cilantro soup recipe – Chatelaine.com – Chatelaine
Try our crazy-good Cilantro soup with a dollop of fresh Mexican crema and find many more homemade soup recipes at Chatelaine.com!
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7
Perfect Grilled Shrimp with the BEST Sauce!
Perfect Grilled Shrimp with the BEST Sauce!
All-star grilled shrimp recipe, tossed in the best roasted garlic and herb sauce! Makes the perfect shrimp appetizer or with pasta for dinner.
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8
Chicken and Avocado Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Chicken and Avocado Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Spicy pan grilled chicken and avocado tacos topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce. These tasty tacos are bursting with flavor and are made in under 30 minutes!Take tacos to a whole new level with
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9
Chilli Con Carne
Chilli Con Carne
The best beef chilli con carne recipe in the world! One pound of minced beef easily serves 8 people – making it healthier and cheaper too!
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10
How to Make Mexican Chicken Soup
How to Make Mexican Chicken Soup
It comes together fast, and it’s good for whatever ails you!
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11
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Low carb & paleo friendly Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – make it in 20 minutes or less for a healthy & filling side dish! Gluten Free + Whole30 + Vegan
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12
Healthy Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce
Healthy Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce
The good news is that I ADORE THESE. The bad news is that grocery shopping in the Philippines has become un-fun. It started out being kind of fun because
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13
Lemon Cilantro Pasta
Lemon Cilantro Pasta
A refreshing lemon cilantro pasta dish flavored with garlic, olive oil, fresh cilantro, lemon, and Parmesan.
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14
Creamy Cilantro Pasta (Easy) - Not Enough Cinnamon
Creamy Cilantro Pasta (Easy) – Not Enough Cinnamon
Creamy Cilantro Pasta is a refreshing spin on classic pesto pasta with a touch of cream, lime and garlic! The perfect office lunch or easy pasta dinner.
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15
Summer Corn Chowder
Summer Corn Chowder
Summer Corn Chowder – Creamy, flavorful fresh corn right off the cob chowder is one of summers best kept secrets! Vegetarian and gluten free.
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Cilantro Lime Dip
Cilantro Lime Dip
This Cilantro Lime Dip is delicious served with tortilla chips and margaritas, or used as a topping on fish, chicken, or burgers. #cilantrolimedip #cilantrodip #cilantrolime #cilantrolimesauce
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Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce - Damn Delicious
Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce – Damn Delicious
Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce – The easiest 5 min sauce ever. And you can use this on anything – from grilled meats to fries and even chips for dipping!
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Cilantro Ranch Pasta Salad
Cilantro Ranch Pasta Salad
Cilantro Ranch Pasta Salad is light, refreshing, and totally delicious. It is so easy to make ahead and eat throughout the week.
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Grilled Flank Steak with Cilantro Lime Butter Recipe - The Cookie Rookie®
Grilled Flank Steak with Cilantro Lime Butter Recipe – The Cookie Rookie®
This grilled flank steak recipe is so tender and flavorful, with a delicious cilantro lime steak butter melted on top.
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20
Cilantro Lime Marinated Steak with Corn Salsa
Cilantro Lime Marinated Steak with Corn Salsa
Cilantro Lime Marinated Grilled Steak with Corn Salsa is as good as dinner can get! mouth watering ingredients that will drive your taste buds crazy
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21
Pad Thai
Pad Thai
This easy Pad Thai recipe is made with fresh ingredients, packed with flavor, and can be made in under 30 minutes! It is a family favorite!
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22
Cilantro Lime Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich
Cilantro Lime Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich
Try this albacore tuna recipe for Cilantro Lime Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwiches. Use the best canned tuna for this easy tuna recipe.
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Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Pumpkin Seed Drizzle
Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Pumpkin Seed Drizzle
I received compensation from the Egg Nutrition Center for creating this recipe and post. All opinions are my own. I’ve always loved ‘eggs for dinner,’ and these nourishing, flavor-filled Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime
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Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe - Make Ahead Dinner Idea!
Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe – Make Ahead Dinner Idea!
This easy Mexican Casserole has cheesy layers of chicken, veggies and beans with a corn tortilla crunch. Your new go-to casserole for Mexican night at home!
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25
Fried Whole Fish With Tomatillo Sauce
Fried Whole Fish With Tomatillo Sauce
Cutting those slits in the fish is key. They help the fish cook more quickly and make it easier to tell when it’s done.
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