I would never dream of chopping up the soap and dumping it in my salsa, and until a day comes where that sounds like a good idea, I won’t be putting cillantro in my salsa either. I hate the stuff. HATE. It tastes like grassy soap… and the smell…omg, the smell. I feel queasy thinking about it. As a party of one firmly entrencehed in the pro-cilantro region known as my house, it is refreshing to know that I am not alone. Other folks hate the vile weed too, and some of them do stories on NPR to that effect. They also think it tastes like soap and smells like something unspeakably horrific. Hooray for validation!! Some think our aversion to what is considered by most to be delicious is caused by some kind of genetic abnormality. Or it could be that our noses don’t work very well. In the end, I suppose it is ok if you want to think you are superior because you like to eat soap weeds, especially if you are ok with being wrong. : )
So, spill it peeps. Which side of the great cilantro debate are you on?