Tomato Olive Salsa: No Cilantro Allowed! (Okay, you can add it) — 15 Comments

  1. I definitively have the “Who left the soap in the dish”-gene:-). And I am not alone! Every Friday there is a cook show on German TV and the host always gets an extra portion without cilantro. There a only two possibilities with cilantro: Hate it or love it. Nothing in between.

  2. Sorry to hear you have not been blessed with the cilantro. Ulrike and Ilva are also similarly cursed. More cilantro for the rest of us! (Ok, all that was a joke. I’ll be interested to hear if you can “learn” to like it. I’m not so sure. When I was catering houseboat trips, it was the one ingredient I learned you can not sneak by people, and I always asked so I could make a version of whatever it was sans cilantro for those who have the anti-cilantro gene!)
    I do think tomato olive salsa with fresh oregano sounds quite heavenly, and I love the idea of pairing it with fish.

  3. How funny – my entry for this week’s WHB was an ode to my love for cilantro 🙂
    I love your salsa – it sounds incredibly fresh! With the weather so warm these days, I’m all about fresh foods.

  4. You are definitely not the only person who lacks the cilantro gene! I’m another “cilantro tastes like soap” person.

  5. Kalyn, I have no idea, but I’m so intrigued by this ‘gene’ theory that I have to try it!
    Ulrike, glad to know I’m not alone…
    Shawnda, I saw that – it’s what got me thinking…
    Lydia, I love this – anti-cilantro people are coming out all over the place LOL

  6. I also adore it–but I think this genetic reaction is fascinating. I wonder if there are other herbs that affect people the same way? And I love your salsa.

  7. Truffle, do you like/tolerate it now? Does that mean one gets over it? Or ‘learns’ to like it?
    Sher, yeah, who would have thought cilantro and genetics….
    Betty, I thought I was a minority ov one!
    I’m not alone anymore….sigh

  8. OH, my goodness. You have me with this one. And what do you know? I just bought and planted some Greek oregano.
    Eons ago, when I first tasted something with cilantro in it, my reaction was that it tasted like soap! I hated it. But for some reason, it grew on me, and now I’m one of those people who LOVE it. Can’t grow it, though. It always goes to seed before I get anything much from the plant. So I buy it.
    But enough about cilantro!

  9. Lisa, We’ll see if my tastes have changed… next time I have a chance, that is. I love the Greek oregano!

  10. How fun that I should read my first of your posts on a day when you, a fellow cilantro hater, posted about that herb! I call it “soapwort” and offer my share to anyone at the table who likes it! < >. Thanks for reassuring me that I’m not the only one in the world who doesn’t like soapwort.

  11. well, I do enjoy cilantro`there are a few of us out there….soapwart, got to love that name!I think this is something that just needs time to get to know your taste buds~great post again!

  12. Pam, trust me…You are not alone! Soapwort – I like that name. Thanks for stopping by!
    Jann, we’ll see! Next time I see it… but I don’t run into a lot here…. Hmmmmm..

  13. I love it when I find out that, hello, I am not the only one on this planet who loathes cilantro.
    And I cannot BEGIN to thank you enough for sharing your salsa recipe with me – especially since I only recently learned that my m-i-l hates, hates HATES oregano – I mean, can you IMAGINE an Italian hoagie without it? My f-i-l wanted to plant it in their yard because he heard it brings in the butterflies and she threw a fit!
    Karen in DE, running out right after work to buy garlic chives and oregano plants! Too bad I have to wait another week or so for the real Jersey field tomatoes – time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking . . .