Coriander Substitute – Parsley, Mint or What? Know It Immediately
Many people don’t like eating coriander because it has a rank smell and an unpleasant soapy taste. So, they look for alternatives that are more gentle in flavor but offer the same health benefits. Today we’d like to share with you our list of coriander substitute. Let’s explore it now!
WHAT IS CORIANDER?
WHAT IS THE CORIANDER BENEFITS?
Coriander is a flavor kind of herbs. Its fresh leaves are usually an important ingredient in all over the world. It’s used as a garnish in many dishes, such as chutneys in South Asia, salads in Russia, dal in India or guacamole and salsa in Mexican cooking. Moreover, coriander contains plenty of nutrients for the human body. If you often use fresh coriander or coriander’s juice, it’ll help you to remove heavy metals out of the body. It also provides additional sources, such as manganese, vitamin A and B-9 (folate), vitamin K, which are necessary for our body.
WHAT ARE CORIANDER SUBSTITUTE?
Everyday, I got a lot of question like "What can I use instead of fresh coriander?" "What Herb is like coriander?". As as cooking lover, I can't stand if I am don't know the answer. I tried to research and test some seeds which can support my question. Luckily, I go the answer and happy to share to you the list of seeds substitute for Coriander as below:
Because of having slightly similar in appearance and taste, many people all over the world think that coriander and parsley are the same. Both have a high source of iron, calcium, vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory property.
There are two kinds of parsley: curly-leaf parsley and flat-leaf parsley (or Italian parsley). All of them can be used in your favorite dishes as great coriander substitute.
Besides being used as a garnish, parsley combines with garlic will create an aromatic taste, which is often used to prepare garlic butter bread and sauces. For instance, the best dish made with parsley is known as Tabbouleh salad, which also includes tomato, lemon, bulgur wheat and green onion.
To know how to make this dish, please watch this video immediately.
The second herb can be listed on coriander substitute is Chervil. Chervil is considered as a petite feathery version of parsley, but the chervil’s leaves are smaller. It has sweet and mild flavor. It has various applications in folk medicines, including curing hiccups, digestive aid or lowering high blood pressure.This herb is usually used with butter sauces, fish, soups, especially eggs. When you have a party, you can cook peas with chervil, which is an easy and delicious dish to go with grilled fish or roast chicken. Besides, it’s also used to decorate many dishes.
This herb is also called as long coriander, recao or culantro, which is almost the same as the spelling of cilantro seed (coriander). It’s also an excellent source of calcium, vitamin C, B and A, iron and phosphorus.
It has a little bit stronger smell and longer, tougher leaves than coriander; hence, coriander is described as a much weaker version of culantro.
This is also the reason why most people use it for coriander substitute in curry, soups or noodle dishes in Asia. Furthermore, it’s mostly used based on the cooking recipes of Puerto Rico, in which sofrito is the most famous dish, which also includes onion, chilli and garlic.
Lovage leaves look like Italian parsley leaves, but its taste and smell are similar to celery and parsley mixed with a little curry. Its leaves are usually used in soup, stews, season broths, stocks or pork, salad and poultry dishes. If you want to enhance the flavor of potato dishes, let’s use it.This herb is especially delicious with eggs. You can stir its leaves into omelets, frittata, mash or scrambled egg. You can also tuck the leaves into the cavity of fish or a chicken before roasting. It creates an aroma for the dish. Moreover, its root can be eaten as a kind of vegetable or mixed in salads. That is an easy way to find a seed substitute for coriander with Lovage
If you don’t want to cook the dishes with coriander or parsley, mint leaves are a good coriander substitute. It has many different species, approximately 13 to 18 species, and there is no exact distinction between them. When mentioning to mint, people often think of its aromatic and spicy flavor.
Mint combines with other herbs to create a mint sauce (or mint chimichurri) which usually accompanies to grilled lamb. Also, in the summer, it appears in almost drinks and ice-cream, such as honeydew and mint ice; mint smoothie of cucumber and melon; watermelon-mint martini; pineapple-mint granita; heavenly fresh mint ice-cream; blackberry mint julep; fresh mint gelato, etc. In my point of view, Mint is best substitute for fresh coriander.
Basil belongs to the mint family, it’s known as “royal herb” or “the king of herb”. Depending on each area, it has different names. For example, in Italia, it’s called sweet basil or Genovese basil. In Asia, its name turns to lemon basil or Thai basil or holy basil.
It’s lightly spicy, exotic, and sweet. Like koriander, all of its flavors will be loose when being cooked and its flavor becomes strongest when used raw. It’s also a great coriander substitute, which is suitable for pizza, soup, and salad.
Basil is classically combined with tomato in some traditional foods such as pasta with tomato and basil dish that is super simple and quick to cook, or Pesto, which is made from olive oil, parmesan, and basil leaves with pine nuts.
This below video will show you clearly step by step to make pasta with tomato and basil dish.
Celery leaves can provide some minerals, fiber and vitamins which help to boost our health very much. Because it has low calories, it becomes a good choice for people who want to get a weight-loss diet.
The green or yellow kinds of celery are available almost around the year and are plentiful in summer. Moreover, it can replace coriander in many recipes such as stir-fries and salsas because it has a mild flavor.
Using this herb, you can create many wonderful dishes. It’s hard to believe that you can create cocktails and soda from it. But it really does that. For example, celery tonic (a kind of cocktail) is made by mixing celery and a little vodka. Besides this, you can also cook delicious kombu celery which is made of celery sticks with salty, crunchy and sesame-drenched, or Thai celery salad with peanuts from fish sauce, lime juice, peanuts, chile and scallions.
Oregano is a great herb, both in medicine and both in cooking. It’s a symbol of happiness as mentioned in its name. It brings not only calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium but also vitamins K, E and C for our health.
It is quite bitter and spicy, so it combines very well with tomatoes, capers, meat, olive oil, and basil; even when combined with other spicy, and hot food as well. That is also the reason why it’s very suitable for pizza.
Fresh oregano is a great choice to mix with vegetable, combine with meat, lamb, stuffings, egg dishes, and pasta dishes. For instance, a salad of radicchio, oregano, and orange is quite attractive and colorful. This recipe depends on a smart low-fat cooking technique. When you reduce the juice to focus on its sweetness, you don’t have to add much oil.
Coriander is very popular all around the world. It’s also good for our health. However, because of its pungent taste, many people stay away from it. But it’s not the problem when many other kinds of herbs which have the same flavor as coriander are used not only as a garnish but also as an ingredient in some awesome recipes.
If you are allergic to it, don’t hesitate to try many other dishes with other herbs in the coriander substitute list. It will bring you to the world full of delicious dishes. If you have anything to ask us, please leave it in your comment. It’s our pleasure!