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Cilantro is a member of the parsley family but has no resemblance to the parsley taste.
Even the seeds from the cilantro plant taste nothing like the green from the plant.
The seed from the plant is called coriander. Coriander is sweet while the leaf of the plant tastes a bit pungent
in my opinion, and takes some getting used to.
The seed is mentioned in the Bible, speaking of the provision of manna provided
Israel in the wilderness.
Exo 16:31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna:
and it was like coriander seed, white;
and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
To learn more about cilantro you can go to this link –
I have never attempted to grow cilantro (yet) but I do grow tomato,
and I think there is nothing in the world to compare
to the beauty and convenience of Pico De Gallo.
While it is simple, the taste is also beyond description.
I used a combination of red and yellow tomato and white onion in place of the red in this WW recipe.
Pico De Gallo- Weight Watcher Recipe
3 tomatoes — chopped
1 green bell pepper — seeded and diced
1/4 red onion — chopped
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño pepper — seeded, chopped
= (wear gloves to prevent irritation)
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium nonreactive bowl, combine the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño and salt. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, at least 1 hour.
This recipe yields 6 servings.
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