These fun and flavorful fresh cilantro recipes are not to be missed! This tasty collection features everything from dips and dressings to tacos and salads galore.
It’s pretty much safe to say I have a bunch of cilantro in my fridge (and/or garden) at all times.
This vibrant, versatile herb lends so much flavor to every dish it’s added to.
I love pureeing cilantro into dips, sauces, and dressing recipes and it’s equally epic topped on tacos, salads, nachos, and even soups!
15 Fresh Cilantro Recipes
Below you’ll find a collection of our best cilantro recipes. These rockin’ recipes are ones I make again and again and can’t wait for you to give them a try!
Let’s get our cilantro on!
This Mexican inspired kale salad features the most delicious homemade cilantro lime dressing. It’s a breeze to throw together and the flavors are out of this world!
One of my favorite local restaurants here in TX makes the BEST cilantro chimichurri and I just had to try my hand at making it at home. I’m happy to report my DIY version is as amazing as the inspiration and I literally cannot stop making it! It’s great on everything from steak to seafood to roasted veggies and makes the most amazing speedy salad dressing too.
Shrimp tacos are basically their own food group around here. This zesty cilantro lime shrimp tacos feature lots of fresh cilantro and they’re quick and easy to make!
Another fantastic way to scarf fresh cilantro is to make this baller black bean salsa. This gluten-free dip is insanely healthy and is great for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike! I usually save a cup or two to mix into salads or burritos the next day. So good!
Another reader favorite is my deeeeeelish edamame salad! It features edamame, bell pepper, corn, red, onion, scallions, and a finger-licking cilantro lime dressing.
More Tasty Ways to Enjoy Cilantro
Serve up this fresh and fragrant herb on any of the following recipes:
- Black Bean Taco Salad
- Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Chili
- Vegetarian Tacos
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Southwest Quinoa Salad
- Cilantro Pistachio Hummus
- Easy Sheet Pan Nachos with Queso
- Loaded Tater Tot Nachos
- Breakfast Tostadas
- Salsa Verde
- Instant Pot Lentil Tacos
- Vegetarian Taco Bowls
- Black Bean Burrito Bowls
- Cheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Healthy Stuffed Peppers with Cilantro Avocado Sauce
If you get a chance to try these fantastically fresh cilantro recipes, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!