cilantro

variety:

Rani

storage:

Ideal temp: 35-40℉

Unlike basil, cilantro prefers cooler temperatures. To avoid wilting, trim stems, and place ends in a jar with about an inch of water. Keep the leaves dry, and place a plastic bag over the top. Keep this in the fridge and wash just before using. Storage life: 10-14 days.

uses:

Spring rolls
Taco topping
Salsa & Guacamole
Slaws & Salads
Savory fruit salads (melon, mango, pineapple, or jicama)
Sandwiches (Banh Mi)
Tom Kha Gai (coconut milk soup)
Curries
Brothy soups (Asian or Mexican)
Egg dishes
Cold noodle salads
Pasta or bean salads
Rice dishes (coconut or Spanish)
Chermoula or Chimichuri sauce
Yogurt sauce
Cilantro butter
Green dressing
Cocktails

PAIRS WELL WITH:

Avocado, tomatoes, onion, scallion, eggplant, radish, carrots, mushrooms, corn, green beans, celery, lettuce, napa cabbage, winter squash, summer squash, chickpeas, lentils, lime, orange, lemon, grapefruit, watermelon, mango, jicama, pineapple, cantaloupe, rice/soba noodles, fish, shrimp, chicken, beef, pork, tofu or tempeh, eggs, soy sauce, fish sauce, peanut sauce, spicy chiles, green chiles, Sriracha, yogurt, coconut milk, coconut, tahini, butter, cream, jack cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, white rice, polenta/grits, cumin, coriander, curry, oregano, parsley, pistachios, cashews, toasted seeds (sesame, pumpkin), crushed peanuts, honey, ginger, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass.

Summer CSA bounty with salsa fixings!

Summer CSA bounty with salsa fixings!