A little bit of fresh herbs can go a long way in a recipe. They pack a ton of flavor, and cilantro is no exception. Its bright and refreshing taste has the ability to liven up a dish with just a sprinkle on top. But this herb can do so much more than garnish dishes. Cilantro is the main ingredient in many sauces served atop grilled meats, it stars in fragrant Thai dishes, and some would argue that it's essential for a good guacamole. Click through the slideshow below for cilantro recipes that showcase its great flavor.

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  • Roberto Santibanez' Classic Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/18251-roberto-santibanez-classic-guacamole" target="_blank">Roberto Santibanez' Classic Guacamole</a> recipe from Food52</strong>

  • Roasted Garlic and Pickled Jalapeno Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/05/roasted-garlic-and-pickled-jalapeno-guacamole/" target="_blank">Roasted Garlic and Pickled Jalapeno Guacamole </a>recipe from Foodie Crush</strong>

  • Loaded Roasted Chile Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.perrysplate.com/2012/06/loaded-roasted-chile-guacamole.html">Loaded Roasted Chile Guacamole recipe from Perry's Plate</a></strong>

  • Cheese-Topped Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cheese-topped-guacamole_n_1058283.html">Cheese-Topped Guacamole</a> recipe</strong>

  • Jalapeno Guacamole (With Kale)

    We know kale doesn't belong in guacamole, but we understand there are people out there who might want to give this a shot. Have at it.<br><br> <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/04/jalapeno-guacamole-with-kale.html" target="_blank">Jalapeno Guacamole (With Kale)</a> recipe from A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Rick Bayless' Layered Guacamole Dip

    <strong>Get <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/3899-layered-guacamole-dip-with-a-new-twist-from-the-kitchen-of-rick-bayless" target="_blank">Rick Bayless' Layered Guacamole Dip</a> recipe from Food52</strong>

  • Bacon Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/01/bacon-guacamole.html">Bacon Guacamole recipe from Closet Cooking</a></strong>

  • Gimme Some Oven's Perfect Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/perfect-guacamole/">Perfect Guacamole recipe from Gimme Some Oven</a></strong>

  • Grapefruit Gucamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2013/01/grapefruit-guacamole/">Grapefruit Guacamole recipe from Macheesmo</a></strong>

  • Grilled Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2012/06/grilled-guacamole/">Grilled Guacamole recipe from Macheesmo</a></strong>

  • Guacamole With Roasted Tomatillos

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/guacamole-with-roasted-to_n_1059562.html">Guacamole with Roasted Tomatillos</a> recipe</strong>

  • Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/8871-smashed-pea-guacamole-with-cilantro-ginger-and-lime" target="_blank">Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime</a> recipe from Food52</strong>

  • Curtis Stone's Guacamole

    <strong>Get <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/guacamole_n_1055748.html">Curtis Stone's Guacamole</a> recipe</strong>

  • Sake Soy Guacamole

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sake-soy-guacamole_n_1060929.html">Sake Soy Guacamole</a> recipe</strong>

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill's Guacamole

    <strong>Get <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/19/chipotle-mexican-grills-_n_1217498.html">Chipotle Mexican Grill's Guacamole</a> recipe</strong>