Cilantro and A Easy Dinner
Cilantro is really a short season annual that does best in cooler weather. To have it available for harvest most of the growing season, you will need to replant, from seed, about every 3 to 4 weeks for a continuous harvest. Growing time to harvest is 40 to 50 days. The seeds are coriander and can also be used in cooking.
Cilantro is best used fresh or frozen. It looses it's flavor when dried. A great addition to Mexican foods or curry. Rich in chlorophyll, vitamin A. Medicinally used to help combat heavy metals, assist digestion and for added nutrition.
For our dinner we had shredded romaine, chopped Egyptian Onions and Cilantro, topped with hot home canned chili, grated cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips. Fifteen minutes is all it took to prepare our dinner after a busy day working in the garden.