Cilantro vs Coriander: What's the Difference?

By Shruti Sanwariya


Cilantro is a fresh herb used in Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines for its fresh, citrusy flavor. Commonly used in cooking.


Coriander is a dried seed of the Coriandrum sativum plant. It adds warm, citrusy flavor to dishes and is used in cooking and baking.

Flavor Profile

Cilantro gives a fresh, citrusy, and slightly peppery flavor whereas coriander gives a warm, citrusy, and slightly nutty flavor.

Culinary Uses

Cilantro is used to garnish, salads, salsas, sauces, and flavoring in guacamole and curry whereas coriander is used in blends, marinades, pickling, and baking.


While both come from the same plant, cilantro and coriander have distinct flavors and culinary uses, enhancing dishes in unique ways.

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