Recipes - Cilantro Spread

Cilantro Spread

This blend was one of our first, but we called it Cheese and Butter back in 1996. We love the richness of cilantro and how it pairs with any Latin dishes.  We love it in butter to sauté vegetables, or to dot the top of a well-grilled steak.  But since we created it, we have created a couple great recipes that you can make with it too!

Cilantro Lime Yogurt Sauce (Makes about 1 cup)

  • 3/4 cup plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Tbls BYP Cilantro Spread Herb Mix
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Stir together all ingredients with salt to taste if needed, then chill, covered, at least 30 minutes (for flavors to blend). Bring to room temperature before serving. Great on tacos and as a dressing on salad.

Cilantro Rice

  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or sliced thin
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 pkg. Backyard Patch Cilantro Spread
  • 1 Tbls. water

Mix entire package of Cilantro Spread Mix with water and set aside In a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, bring broth to boil with salt, oil and garlic.  Stir in rice and cook covered over low heat for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.  Fluff with fork and toss with re-hydrated Cilantro Spread


How it all started

I started growing herbs in 1994. I love the scents, the shades of green, and the scent and texture of the leaves. I love everything about them!

My first herb garden resulted from my need for good tea herbs. To this day, tea is among my favorite creations.

My husband does not use salt or preservatives, as a result all my seasonings and mixes, are all salt free, organic and preservative free.

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Commonly asked Questions


Do you use preservatives?

All of our blends are created with no preservatives, flavor enhancers or anti-clumping agents.

We grow our herbs organically, no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides and only organic methods.  The herbs are grown in "hills" placed in rows.  This allows us to walk among the plants but keep a high-quality soil and easy watering methods that makes plants drought resistant.

Are your items salt and gluten-free?

All our herb blends are crafted with no salt and no gluten. Our baking mixes will be clearly marked if they are gluten-free, but all will be low salt. However, since we make all the blends ourselves if you wish no salt in a baking mix (scones, breads, etc.) just ask and we will blend them without salt.

How and where do you ship?

Due to restrictions on plant materials, we only ship to the US or US territories. NO international orders are accepted. All items can be shipped either UPS or USPS depending on weight.

Where do your herbs come from?

We grow almost all of the herbs we use in our blends at our 3/4 acre herb garden. We have been growing herbs since 1994 and created our garden space in 1998 growing our herbs production style in hills and rows.