The 10 Best Ways to Enjoy Fresh Cilantro

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Cilantro Chimichurri
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1 C cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 lime, juiced
2 Tbsp jalapeño, chopped
2 Tbsp ... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Cilantro Chimichurri
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

1 C cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 lime, juiced
2 Tbsp jalapeño, chopped
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/3 C olive oil

Blend all ingredients through rice vinegar, then drizzle in oil with the machine running. Season to taste with salt. Serve with grilled lamb chops. less 
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Tue, Aug 20, 2013 1:30 PM EDT

Cilantro -- you either love it or hate it, but there's no denying that it is a powerful flavor. It's the herb that works overtime, marinating, saucing, and brightening even the simplest of dishes. It's the perfect herb for your late-August meals, for stretching out the flavors of summer as the days begin to get longer. Here are 10 tried-and-true recipes that use fresh cilantro to its fullest potential.