Cilantro is used in curries salsas guacamole and chutneys as a primary flavoring herb. Cilantro adds a citrus like flavor with a touch of sage on the aftertaste. Cilantro is also excellent when used as a garnish to Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches. | Cilantro has a citrus like flavor with a touch of sage to it. Used in salsas and curries.