The last time that I had a bunch of cilantro, courtesy of my mami's garden, I made a really delicious goat cheese guacamole and topped off the whole thing with some chopped cilantro. Although the popular Latin herb is a common ingredient in the Mexican dip, there are actually plenty of other ways to use the green. In fact, I wanted to share our 5 best cilantro recipes with you to prove it!

I know that some people hate cilantro, but I'm a huge fan. The herb has some health benefits, like antioxidant properties, has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects, improve sleep quality, and may even have a blood sugar lowering effect.

Personally, I like to keep cilantro on hand by preserving the herb in olive oil. It's the easiest thing to do when you buy a large bunch but only use a little bit for your recipe. So, dig in, buy some cilantro and enjoy it in these recipes!

Read more ¿Qué más? Grow some Latin flavor with fresh cilantro from your herb garden

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Guatemalan Chicken in Tomatillo-Cilantro Sauce

This recipe, which we featured during our Hispanic Heritage Month coverage, is the traditional take on the Guatemalan jocón, also known as pollo en jocón.

Get the full recipe directions from MamásLatinas.

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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