Also called Chinese parsley and fresh coriander, cilantro is an annual herb widely used in Mexican, Asian and Caribbean cooking. Once considered exotic, it’s now sold in most supermarkets and is a popular seasoning. Cilantro has bright green leaves and stems that resemble flat-leaf parsley. Those who enjoy its assertive flavor, which goes well with spicy foods, describe it as having hints of citrus and sage, while others find it soapy tasting. Available year-round, cilantro is also easily grown in the garden, producing seeds that are the spice, coriander. Sprinkle whole or chopped leaves over a variety of dishes for a flavorful garnish.