McCormick Gourmet Cilantro is harvested at its peak for highest quality and purest flavor. A member of the parsley family, it lends its bright bold flavor, with notes of sage, parsley and citrus to many cuisines. Cilantro is easily one of the world’s most popular herbs. It adds a burst of citrusy herbal flavor to so many dishes. In Mexican and Southwestern cuisine, it’s paired with tomatoes, avocados and lime in salsas and guacamole. It’s often blended with Thai basil and lemongrass to make Southeast Asian curry pastes. In North African kitchens, cilantro is added to couscous, tagines and meat marinades. It is essential to sauces like Moroccan chermoula and Argentine chimichurri. For best flavor, add cilantro near the end of cooking time.