The Mexican street-cart staple of juicy fruit, lime, and chili powder is transformed into a refreshing cocktail (with just a hint of spice).
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The balanced and decidedly tropical flavors of this friendly green smoothie are just the ticket to a relaxed state of mind.
Black beans are pitch-perfect in this Southwestern-style bean salad, which is finished with sweet nubs of corn, cilantro, jalapeño, and a crumble of corn chips.
Sort of like congee, but from Portugal and made with stale bread instead of rice, this deeply satisfying soup (it's really more like a porridge), is rich with garlic, olive oil, cilantro, chorizo, and a softly poached egg.
The round sweetness of mango gets a kick from spicy ginger and tart lemon in this tequila cocktail. If you have it, use reposado tequila, which lends a warm oakiness to the drink, balanced here with a touch of bright, grassy cilantro.
Chaas or Indian buttermilk is a mild drink that uses spices which are known for their digestive properties. It's a must-have after an indulgent meal and takes all of five minutes to rustle up.
Spicy tomatillo chicken is cooked in the slow cooker and tucked into corn tortillas topped with red onions and cilantro.
Crying Tiger Lamb from Katie Chin's new cookbook, Everyday Thai Cooking, is named for its ability to make even a tiger weep. It's not only fiery, but it's also got a strong hand with salty fish sauce, sour lime juice, and grassy cilantro. In other words: it's seriously awesome, and a true gift to lamb lovers.
Fiery Indian-style shrimp curry, made with a heady blend of spices, is served atop white rice and garnished with cilantro.
Spicy Jamaican chicken curry offers an island escape, sans flight.
A North African sauce traditionally paired with grilled seafood, chermoula is a delicious mix of fresh herb, earthy spices, and acidic preserved lemon.
Grilled corn tossed with a spicy chili mayo spiked with fish sauce, coated in toasted coconut, and served with a sprinkle of cilantro and lime.
A win-win for a make-ahead salad is killing two recipes with one marinade. A simple citrus-soy dressing doubles as a marinade for the steak. If you're new to jicama, and couldn't pick it out of a veggie lineup, it's starchy, sweet and unfailingly crunchy.
Kothimbir wadi or Cilantro/Coriander Fritters are one of the best ways to bring out the real flavours of the herb. It's light, fresh and a wonderfully aromatic dish that's makes a delicious snack.
A refreshing hot, sweet, and sour Thai-style salad with jicama and pomelo.
A rich and hearty four ingredient Colombian soup made with fried plantains flavored with onions and cilantro.
Classic pico de gallo with a scattering of peanuts.
Pork, tofu, light broth -- what could possibly make this bland-looking, seemingly ho-hum dish worth the attention? It's the Thai seasoning paste. You've got to try it to believe it.
Pounded pork tenderloin gets slathered with cilantro pesto and a shower of pepper jack before it's rolled, roasted and served with spicy succotash.