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10 easy ways to use up fresh cilantro

If you love this earthy herb, you buy it by in big bunches like us. Here's how to make the most of your cilantro while it's fresh (and not let any go to waste).
10 easy ways to use up fresh cilantro

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

10 ways with fresh cilantro

In a spicy steak sauce (1 cup cilantro)

A terrific steak doesn't need a lot of bells and whistles — but adding spicy Thai cilantro sauce from time to time doesn't hurt either. Get the recipe.

Classic steak with spicy thai saucePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

In a hearty veggie burger ( 1/4 cup cilantro)

High-protein beans and tofu are blended together for an extra "meaty" summer burger. Get the recipe.

Black bean and tofu burgersPhoto, Roberto Caruso.


In a cool noodle salad (1/4 cup cilantro)

For when it's too hot to turn on the oven, pair cold noodles and shrimp with peaches, fiery chilies and fresh herbs. Get the recipe.

Cold noodles with shrimp and peachesPhoto, Sian Richards.

On a spicy hot dog (1/4 cup cilantro)

Top your 'dog with some new ingredients this summer. Start with our simple peanut-coconut satay curry sauce (also a wonderful dressing for grilled chicken or pork), and sprinkle with fresh cilantro leaves to finish. Get the recipe.

Thai spicy peanut hot dogPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

In an easy, use-up-the-leftovers salad (1/2 cup cilantro)

Make steak with fresh corn polenta tonight, then turn the leftovers into a filling steak salad (packed with crisp cucumber and flavourful herbs) tomorrow night. Get the recipe.

Summer steak saladPhoto, Erik Putz.


In crisp spring-herb fritters (1 1/2 cups)

These fritters are loaded with fresh herbs (cilantro, or your choice of dill or parsley) that amp up the flavour, making each crispy bite one to savour. Get the recipe.

Spring-herb fritters with quick-pickled red onionsPhoto, Erik Putz.

In a big bowl of guacamole, obviously (1/4 cup cilantro)

There's nothing like having a fresh bowl of guacamole to snack on while you relax on the back deck with an icy drinkGet the recipe.

guacamole and pico de gallo in small bowlsPhoto, Sian Richards.

In a summery tomatillo salsa (2 cups cilantro)

This spicy green salsa is easy to make — and it's perfect for taco night. All you need are canned tomatillos, garlic, cilantro, salt and serrano chilies. Get the recipe.

tomatillo salsaPhoto, SIan Richards.


On a better-than-takeout pizza (1/4 cup cilantro)

Change your order tonight and whip up this pizza-pie at home, topping it with hearty chickpeas, zesty raita and punchy herbs. Get the recipe.

chickpeas on indian vegetarian pizzaPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

In homemade dumplings

Another option for homemade takeout are these simple Tibetan dumplings with red sauce. And, once you master the simple folding technique, you'll never need to order out for dumplings again. Get the recipe.

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