Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Cilantro and Coriander
The first time itried cilantro it tasted like soap yes! I have a friend who is Hmoung who told me to chopp the cilantro iddy biddy and see if that works...it does work and one doesn't have that big soapy bit to
A hungry deer will eat almost anything, so we wouldn’t count on cilantro being deer resistant. However, it does have a strong taste, so a curious deer might only nibble.
Cilantro is a special herb. Smell wonderful and tastes like heaven. In my believe when we are deficient in some nutrients some foods taste different.
We are in Arizona and we use a LOT of cilantro in both Mexican and Asian foods. So delicious! I grow it in an open garden and in my greenhouse. It doesn’t like heat at all so fall, winter and spring growing gives me at least 6 months or longer to enjoy this fragrant and tasty herb!!!
I love Cilantro and have it everyday now for years. I put it in salsa, soups, salads, or as a fresh topping for most dish. Everything is better with Cilantro. It is the first thing I buy when at the grocery store. The first time I tasted it was as a child in an Easter Scrambled eggs dish with tomato, onions at a family brunch and had no idea what it was so for many years of my life I was hunted for that flavor. Only figured out what it was(the special flavor)when I had a taco and salsa in Mexico, I was thrilled. Since then, Any food I have is so much better when that herb is added like fresh salsa which I often make and everyone loves it. I have grown it also but eat it up too quickly which is why I resort to buying it as well. My best friend and also my husband hated the taste at first and now my husband loves it and my friend still hates it, she says it tastes like something rotten.
As an adult from age 40+ I've learned to appreciate it, but mostly with other strong flavors. Before that, hated it--tasted/tastes metallic and soapy, but I know how nutritious it is. As pesto is my favorite way to eat it now.
Can't stand the stuff. Tastes Strongly of soap to me and unfortunately, there's often no way to tell if it's cilantro or parsley in a dish (parsley is also strong tasting to me, but not quite as bad) and since it's become a new, 'designer' herb, it's in so many dishes now. Ugh.
Cilantro has never tasted like soap to me. I love it! I've grown it for many years and it always tastes the same -- delicious! Having said that however, my husband and some of my friends refuse to eat it, because they say it tastes like soap to them every time they try it. My point is -- it can't be the cilantro itself that tastes like soap, but rather it's something in some peoples' taste buds that causes the issue.