To easily trim cilantro (or flat-leaf parsley) from its stems, hold the bunch, then angle the blade of a chef's knife almost parallel with the stems. With short, downward strokes, shave off the leaves where they meet the stems.
“I like to make fish burgers because they are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than other ones. I figure that I can use some avocado because there's not a lot of other fat in the burgers.” —Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida
“I make this simple salad often for summer barbecues,” writes Denise Neal of Castle Rock, Colorado. “People always like it and ask for the recipe. It can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge. And it’s good served cold or at room temperature.”
TIP: Use care when tossing the salad with the dressing to prevent the tender butter beans from getting crushed.
A burst of fresh flavor comes your way in this unique summer salsa sparked with cilantro, basil and mint. It's delicious served over chicken. —Ann Chan, Augusta, Georgia. Romance to serve this over chicken.