15 coriander recipes to prove all of the haters wrong
When it comes to food, there’s no denying that that coriander can cause some pretty major divides at the dinner table. If you’re a hater, it’s perhaps in your best interest to look away now. If you’re team coriander however, we’ve rounded up 15 of our very best coriander recipes.
Or, if we have zero chance of convincing you, take a look at our rocket recipes instead.
Your coriander questions, answered!
Why do some people hate coriander?
For some, it simply comes down to personal preference, but certain people claim it tastes like soap, and the issue is said to be genetic! Click here to hear what the scientists have to say.
When is coriander in season?
Coriander is sown from late March until early September, however the best months for leaf production tends to be towards the end of spring and early autumn. Luckily in the UK, it is readily available all-year-round at major supermarkets.
Our best coriander recipes
Whether it’s for brunch, lunch or dinner, everyone loves a crispy fritter. We’ve swapped corn for carrots, making them fabulously light and low in calories, however to get the full fritter experience, don’t forget to serve with a dollop of yogurt and a squeeze of lemon.
Cake is always welcome, and this sponge variety from Gill Meller will really add some wow-factor to your baking. The combination of nutty spelt flour, coriander seeds and honey come together to make something truly unique.
These fresh cod burgers seasoned with turmeric and topped with a generous dollop of homemade coriander chutney make a great change from the normal beef burger. Plus, to up the ante, serve them up with pickles and crispy chips.
Pesto lovers, we’ve hand-picked this one especially for you! Swap the classic basil and pine nuts for coriander and peanuts and you’ve got yourself a zingy, crunchy pesto. For another winning salmon and coriander combination try our super salmon and broccoli traybake.
If you’re into making your own bread, then go one further with a generous topping of homemade butter – this one combines of lovely roasted red peppers, lime and coriander. Add in one fresh red chilli if you fancy a bit of heat.
Mix things up next time you serve up houmous and carrot sticks by adding a handful of coriander to your recipe.
It’s all in the name – this glorious ham recipe comes covered in a crunchy, coriander-heavy salt crust and is served along-side a sweet and spicy mango salsa. It’ll really take your Sunday roast to the next level.
If you’re someone who’s not great with spicy food, ease yourself in with our coriander and chicken curry. It only uses one green chilli, meaning you’ll get a slight bit of heat but not enough to kickstart the chilli sweats. Fancy something hotter? Opt for our spicy Thai green curry instead.
You don’t require a lot to make a slow-cooked beef brisket better… but serving ours with crunchy peanuts, chillies, lime juice and a big handful of fresh coriander really does set a whole new standard.
Looking for side dish inspiration? We’ve combined sugar snap peas, avocados, coriander and red onion to create a winning speedy, fresh salad.
We’ve used a punchy combination of flavours including coriander, ginger, chilli and lime, to create a zingy Asian-style pesto. Store in the fridge to add instant flavour to your midweek meals, or try it in our prawn noodle dish.
We’ve swapped parsley for coriander in this 30-minute linguine dish. Use store-bought pasta but if you’re up for a challenge, make your own pasta too.
Date night = sorted with our smoky tomato-y prawns. Take away some of the stress by making the sauce up to three days before.
Dishoom’s breakfast menu has gained legendary status (bacon naan we’re looking at you) and their iconic spiced scrambled eggs dish (akuri) served with sourdough adds a wonderful kick of heat to the breakfast table.
Your pizza night just gained itself an upgrade with James Martin’s irresistible lamb flatbread recipe. Made with chilli and lots of fresh herbs, it’s a real taste-bomb of flavours.
Keep calm and curry on with this make-ahead pork rendang – a traditional Indonesian recipe that’s full of warming flavours and is slow-cooked until the meat simply melts in your mouth. Top with coriander for a bust of flavour.
Do you have a favourite coriander recipe? Let us know in the comments below!