Cilantro bouquet on a wooden table
The Dry Ingredient That's A Spot-On Replacement For Cilantro
Some find cilantro’s taste similar to a mix of parsley and citrus, and some say it tastes like soap. Luckily, you can swap it with caraway, a dried spice that doesn’t taste soapy.
Featuring a bittersweet, nutty flavor like licorice and subtle notes of citrus and pepper, caraway is ideal for any recipe that calls for dried cilantro or ground cilantro seeds.
You can use caraway whole or ground to add dimension to savory dishes like curries and stews or to add some warmth to sweet treats like creamy rice pudding, biscuits, and scones.
A good rule of thumb is to use a 1:1 ratio when swapping cilantro with caraway. However, caraway has a slightly stronger flavor, so it’s a good idea to start with a smaller amount.