Growing Cilantro is easy and Cilantro is a valuable Culinary Herb used in many foods.

Cilantro - (Coriandrum sativum) or the seeds of the herb known as Coriander is one of the more potent herbs. The name comes from the Greek word Koris, which means bed bug, referring to the odd odor of the foliage. Cilantro also attracts bees and is a welcome addition to any garden.

Known for 3,000 years as a medicinal herb, coriander quiets stomach-aches and relieves nausea. Coriander is used to settle the stomach, its warm, fragrant taste seems preferable to some of the more pungent, powerful herbs. In fact, coriander is often used commercially as an ingredient to make medications more palatable. Coriander is also used as a flavoring in gin, pickles and sausages, as well as a component of makeup and perfumes.

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Cilantro is a key culinary herb in this Fresh Salsa recipe.

Serve this fresh cilantro salsa as a dip for tortilla chips or as a topping for your favorite burrito or taco!

  1. Cut the tomatoes, onions and bell pepper into small pieces and place in a colander to drain.
  2. Seed and de-pulp, then finely chop the jalapeños and cilantro.
  3. Reserve the seeds and pulp.
  4. Add the cilantro with the other ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

Add the jalapeño pulp or seeds in small amounts until the right amount of heat is reached. The heat will increase slightly, overnight. This would not taste like a true salsa without the distinctive flavor of Cilantro.