Coriander is unique in that it is considered to be both an herb and a spice because the plant produces both of these. The leaf of the coriander plant is the herb cilantro, while the seed of the coriander plant is the spice coriander. Coriander seeds are used in both whole and ground form in cooking. Coriander is most often used in Latin-American and Mexican cuisines because its spicy, citrus flavor pairs well with this style of cooking.
Coriander is not an ingredient you would see as often as more common spices in cooking so if you purchased coriander for a recipe and have some left, you might be left wondering what to do with these seeds.
Here are 5 uses for coriander seeds
- Make a coriander, cumin, garlic rub for your pork chops. These three ingredients are the perfect combination for a flavorful meal.
- Make white bean coriander dip. Here is a link to a great recipe on food.com.
- Add coriander to your pepper grinder. Mix white peppercorns with some coriander seed. It will give your pepper a nice mildness and tastes great on vegetables and eggs.
- Ground coriander seed is delicious in broccoli soup. Boil potatoes, onions, and broccoli together in broth, then season to taste with salt, pepper, ground coriander and garlic.
- Make delicious oven fries with coriander seeds. Use russet potatoes, olive oil, cracked coriander seeds, thyme and salt. Here is a link to a great recipe on bon appetite.