Coriander (cilantro) is one of my favourite herbs – endlessly adaptable and to my mind totally delicious. Here are some of the best recipes starring it.
The world of blogging is a close one, you become friends with people though their blogs and in Facebook groups, and although sometimes you have never met them they are still your friends, some of my best friends I have made though blogging and I count myself fortunate to have met them.
One of my virtual blogging friends (but no less of a friend by being virtual) was Isabella of Coriander Queen; her blog named after her love of coriander, who tragically lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. I’d know she had been ill for sometime, and she had posted about her progress to her blogging friends on Facebook, we were thrilled when she had had good news, and married the love of her life. Then there was the silence, the tailing off of blog posts, of twitter and Instagram. Then the dreadful news that the cancer had come back and she had lost her fight.
I remember Isabella by her optimism, her kindness and lovely cheerful profile photo with her beautiful smile looking warm and cosy in a woolly hat and fluffy scarf.
I hope you approve of this collection of coriander recipes in your memory Isabella.
Some of Isabella’s friends are running The Race For Life in her memory later this year – you can donate here.
Scroll to the bottom of the post for links from the UK blogging community’s tributes to Isabella.
Dressings, dips and sauces
Green Goddess Dressing – ideal for all those half packets of herbs, including coriander
Mojo verde – a Canarian Green Sauce made of coriander, garlic, olive oil and cumin
Sriracha Ranch Dressing – a creamy but vegan fresh herby dressing
Coriander Mint Chutney – coriander and mint combine with some chilli to make the perfect accompanied to Indian food
Parsley Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce – coriander also pairs brilliantly with parsley in this adaptable sauce (photo below)
Coconut Coriander Chutney – in this south Indian recipe coriander is paired with coconut
5-ingredient authentic Mexican salsa – simple, but delicious and packed with coriander
Avocado, lime & coriander dressing – This is basically guacamole in pourable form!
Mojo Sauce – a zesty, spicy, herby garlic sauce
Green salsa with fresh tomatillos – fresher than fresh and ready in 5 minutes
Carrot and coriander soup is surely the classic soup with coriander?
Pho Ga Vietnamese Chicken Soup – classic pho – sweet, sour and savoury (image above)
Peruvian Chicken and Cilantro Soup – chicken soup with a south American twist
Coriander and Tofu Soup – simple and refreshing
Chicken Tortilla Soup – the perfect nourishing comfort food
Coriander and sweetcorn soup – fresh and summery with lime and spices
Portuguese Bread and Garlic Soup with Coriander and Fresh Shrimp – the perfect flavour packed summer soup
Mexican mixed grain salad – with barley, quinoa and farro (image above)
Mexican Street Corn Salad – a vegan version of this classic
Chickpea salad with coriander dressing – keep a batch in the fridge!
Sweet potato tacos with avocado salsa – so easy and adaptable (image above)
Kothimbir Vadi – Coriander Croquettes Indian street food style
Coriander falafels – oil free, oven baked and vegan
Soba noodles with coriander – the perfect simple veggie bowl recipe (image above)
Carrot, coriander and chickpea burgers – everyone needs a good veggie burger!
Bean and pumpkin curry – super quick and easy
Chicken and Meat
Steak with avocado dressing – one to serve at the summer BBQ (image above)
Hariyali Chicken Tikka – chicken kebabs in a coriander sauce
Pork tacos with a coriander dressing – served in home made coconut tortilla
Coriander and lime chicken kebabs – simple, delicious and a classic
BBQ chicken, bacon and coriander pizza – ideal for using up bits and bobs
Chicken thighs and potatoes with coriander – a fantastic one pot dish
Fish and seafood
Fish tacos – in a 7 Up batter!
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa – Fresh, Lime-y and zesty. Perfect for a BBQ!
Thai Mussels – South East Asian twist on the French classic, pictured above
Thai Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Chili Sauce Contrast rich salmon flavours with a touch of chili heat
Tuna Cakes with Jalapeño And Cilantro Spice up tuna with hot jalapeno peppers
Grains and Rice
Jalapeño, coriander and lime rice – classic flavours in this rice dish
Southwest Quinoa Salad with Green Chile Avocado Dressing Superfood quinoa salad with a coriander dressing
Cauliflower rice bowl with coriander – low carb and quick and easy
Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans Perfect for filling tacos
Coriander Rice A versatile side-dish
The best of Isabella’s recipes and a tribute from other UK bloggers
Easy 5 ingredient pesto tomato tart on Amuse Your Bouche (vegetarian)
Globe artichoke with balsamic dip on Natural Kitchen Adventures (vegan)
Cider, apple and sausage casserole on Farmersgirl Kitchen
Chocolate orange oat bars on Veggie Desserts (vegan)
Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on Tin and Thyme (vegetarian)
Arancini (risotto balls) on Coffee & Vanilla (vegetarian)
Rich coffee cupcakes on BakingQueen74 (vegetarian)
Gingerbread cupcakes with orange buttercream on The Veg Space (vegan)
Marmalade and ginger loaf cake on The Crafty Larder (vegetarian)
Ginger and oat cookies on Kavey Eats (vegetarian)
Amatriciana pasta on Kitchen Sanctuary
Treacle tart on Patisserie Makes Perfect (vegetarian)
Crispy fried halloumi on Supper In The Suburbs (vegetarian)
Chocolate fridge cake on Jo’s Kitchen (vegetarian)
Chocolate almond butter cookies on Rough Measures (vegetarian)
Eggless chocolate chip cookies on Simply Sensational Food (vegetarian)
Boozy decadent hot chocolate on Fab Food 4 All (vegetarian)
Easy no bake blackberry cheesecakes on Casa Costello (vegetarian)
Easy gingerbread popcorn snack on Celery & Cupcakes (vegetarian)
Elderflower and vodka cocktail slush on The Hedgecombers (vegetarian)
Fruit flapjacks on The Petite Cook (vegan)
Tomato, garlic and prawn spaghetti on Hungry Healthy Happy (pesceaterian)
Lemon drizzle loaf cake on Penne For Your Thoughts (vegetarian)
Chicken ramen on It’s Not Easy Being Greedy
Stuffed Nutella cookies on Munchies And Munchkins (vegetarian)
Easy Berry Compote on Eats Amazing (vegetarian)
Caipirinha on Lovely Appetite (vegetarian)
Garlic and Lime Coriander Prawns on Travels for Tatse (pesceaterian)