Cilantro, also called coriander in most of the world, is perceived by most people as fresh, lemony, and a little peppery. But to about a quarter of the population, it tastes like soap, which luckily doesn't translate to the dried version. Use this versatile herb as a finisher in soups, stews, tagines, and curries; on seafood and vegetables. No fresh cilantro on hand for salsa? The dried variety works just as well.