food of the week: cilantro


today the day that i have decided to introduce a new weekly post up/series of my "favorite" food of the week.

 if you don't already know this, i love to cook. and i love finding new recipes and trying them out. but i get obsessed with certain flavors . so to try and prevent this/share to everyone what my latest obsession is, i am going to do a weekly post about my favorite food of the week. basically i want to share my inspiration with you and share some favorite recipes.( also,  if you ever have a great recipe to share, i would love to hear it and try it out in my kitchen!) 

this week it is cilantro. this herb has been my favorite. we have been eating it in fish tacos, salads, chicken on the grill. it has been giving out food so much flavor and a summery feel. i bought a little batch at the grocery store (because the cilantro in my garden isn't quite ready yet), and it is the herb that keeps on giving! 

with that, here are two of my favorite recipes i have made with cilantro. enjoy them and taste the summery goodness! 

grilled chicken w/ tasty mango & cilantro marinate (adapted from dinner a love story)

2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 onion
1/3 cup olive oil 
pepper & salt
1 cup cilantro 
1/2 cup mango chutney 
juice from 1 lemon
4 skinless chicken breast (or some shrimp! we decided to make both) 

put all ingredients into a food process and blend until smooth. then place into a freezer bag. put the meat inside the bad and marinate for 3-24 hours. fire up the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. serve with your favorite side!

chili-lime pork w/ corn salad (from everyday food)

5 ears of corn
1 small jalapeno minced
1 onion minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 avocado sliced
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 limes
coarse salt and pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
 2 pork tenderloins (each cut into 6 pieces about 1 inch thick)

1. boil corn 5 minutes in a pot of salted water. drain and rinse under cold water to cool. cut kernels from cobs and transfer to a bowl. toss with jalapeno, onion, cilantro, avocado, 2 tablespoons oil, and juice of 1 lime.

2. combine chili powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. place plastic wrap over pork medallions , flatten so they are 1/2 inch thick. brush both sides with the chili mixture.

3. heat up grill, grill pork 3-4 minutes per side.

**this recipe was sooooo good. we LOVED the corn, i would highly highly recommend!**

what food have you been loving? i would love to hear and share recipes! 


  1. Cilantro is my favorite. I always put it in a quinoa dish I make!

  2. and this is where you lost me... i HATE cilantro. gross. gross. gross haha

  3. I love cilantro!!! So much flavor :) I love it in my rice :)

  4. i'm obsessed with cilantro - so yum. i want to try out that corn salad, sounds so good. oh and i have a new recipeasy (aka easy recipe) up on my blog today!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  5. I love cilantro too! We've been making a been salsa dip with lots of cilantro in it and I am addicted! These recipes sound delicious! I just might have to try them, thanks for sharing!

  6. Cilantro is so amazing :) I have a hard time understanding people who don't like it and think it tastes like soap!

  7. Great feature! I ADORE cilantro! My problem is that a bushel goes bad so quick. I love to throw a ton into my homemade salsa though.


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