I know cilantro can be polarizing, but I happen to love it! The more cilantro the better.

As I was looking over the recipes I’ve posted on my blog over the years, I realized that a lot of them feature cilantro. So I decided to create a post to share my favorite cilantro recipes. These recipes use cilantro as an optional ingredient, so if you have someone in your family who’s not a cilantro fan, you can still enjoy these dishes together.

Recipes for Cilantro Lovers

8 Awesome Recipes for Cilantro Lovers

1. Chicken Chile Verde Stew

This recipe has cilantro pureed into the sauce, and also uses it as a garnish. I love to add a heaping handful of cilantro to the finished product when serving, along with a nice handful of shredded cheese.

Chicken Chile Verde Stew
A simple recipe with deliciously complex flavors! Make it in the slow cooker using rotisserie chicken for an easy weeknight dinner.
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2. Fish Tacos

A fish taco just isn’t a fish taco without cilantro (in my opinion). These mahi mahi tacos get their bright flavor from cilantro combined with a crunchy herb slaw.

Mahi Mahi Tacos
Easy, delicious, and full of flavor, these blackened mahi mahi tacos can be made in under 30 minutes on the stove.
Check out this recipe

3. Chicken Satay Flatbread

You might not typically associate cilantro with Thai food, but the herb works so well in this dish. It’s a perfect counterbalance to the peanutty dressing and chicken.

Thai Chicken Satay Flatbread Pizza
You only need 6 ingredients for this easy naan pizza recipe.
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4. Asian Tuna Salad

If you’re looking for a way to use leftover cilantro, try making this Asian Tuna Salad. You can store it in the fridge for lunch or a snack, and add as much cilantro as you want. The spice in this tuna salad is unexpected and addicting.

Healthy Asian Tuna Salad
A nutrient-packed, healthy tuna salad recipe with a spicy Asian kick.
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5. Spicy Cucumber Salad

Spicy Cucumber Salad
The perfect easy side dish for BBQ season.
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6. Grilled Avocados with Toppings

If you love lots of cilantro in your guacamole like I do, then you’ll also love it on top of grilled avocados.

Grilled Avocados
Create a fun “toppings bar” for these grilled avocados at your next BBQ.
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7. Slow Cooker Mexican Pork

The combination of cilantro with Mexican pork is one of my favorites because the flavors complement each other so nicely.

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork
This shredded pork is perfect for taco, burrito bowls, sandwiches, and more!
Check out this recipe

8. BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

You can top this pizza with handfuls of cilantro after it’s cooked.

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
A simple take on BBQ Chicken pizza using rotisserie chicken and store bought dough.
Check out this recipe

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