Cilantro leaves have a strong fragrance that is described as both sweet and pungent. You can use it to enhance salads, beans, rice, omelets, soups, lamb, cilantro-based pesto, and almost any dish you can imagine. Cilantro is also good in salad dressings. It pairs especially well with vinaigrettes and citrus-flavored dressings.
Cilantro has antioxidant properties and can delay or prevent food spoilage.