09/10/2013 08:50 am ET Updated Oct 01, 2013

A Love Letter To Cilantro

It's the best herb around.

We know that not everyone loves cilantro. We even believe that some people hate it. What we don't understand is how. Cilantro is by far the best fresh herb there is. Yes, it's even better than basil. Cilantro's flavor brightens up all of our favorite dishes. Think about it: where would guacamole be without cilantro? And what would happen to tacos without this flavorful herb??

And so, with our favorite Mexican foods in mind, we've put together a compelling list -- or more of a love letter -- of just why we're absolutely smitten when it comes to cilantro. We hope all you cilantro haters out there will look it over and finally see the grievous error of your ways.

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  • Cilantro, We Love You
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  • And Guinea Pigs Love You Too
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  • We Never Have Enough Of You
    Flickr: Moon Rabbit Urban Farm
  • You Make Salsas Worth Eating
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  • And Rice Is More Fun Because Of You
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  • We Love It When You're Feeling Fancy
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  • And Even More When You're Not
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  • Huevos Rancheros Would Be Nothing Without You
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  • And Tacos Would Be Worthless
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  • Guacamole Would Cease To Make Sense
    Please, don't ever let this happen.
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    Please, don't ever let this happen.
  • You Make Drinks Go Down Smoother
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  • We Love Your Bright Green Color
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  • And We Love Your Fresh Smell
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  • You're Proud, And We Dig That
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  • Parsley Wishes It Was You
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  • Because You're So Much More Than Just A Garnish
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  • You Are Our Everything
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