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Delicious uses for Cilantro and Parsley

This evening I shared my recipe for Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce at $5 Dinners. My Chimichurri sauce recipe uses one cup of fresh parsley and one cup of fresh cilantro. It is a delicious way to use up both whether you have a lot growing in your garden or are trying to use up the extra bunches you bought when they were on sale at your local store.

Here are a few other recipes that make use of cilantro or parsley:

Chicken and Mango Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Quinoa with Cilantro Pesto

Fresh Salsa

Fiesta Chicken Salad

Parsley, Buttermilk and Parmesan Dressing

Mustard Salad Dressing

How do you use up your excess cilantro and

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. I love cilantro! Sometimes, I stuff it into my tacos more than any other stuffing!

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  2. Love these tips. I love cilantro. I know there are some who aren’t fans but we are not those. I usually use leftover cilantro for a cilantro pesto. great ideas

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