How to Keep Cilantro Fresh and Crisp

photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net  All methods listed below should keep cilantro fresh for a week or more Always wash and dry cilantro leaves with paper towel. Keep leaves dry! Wet leaves will turn brown and wilt over time. Dry...

How To Keep Cilantro Fresh

photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

All methods listed below should keep cilantro fresh for a week or more

Always wash and dry cilantro leaves with paper towel. Keep leaves dry! Wet leaves will turn brown and wilt over time.

Dry Cilantro

  • If you want dry cilantro, tie the cilantro stems together and hang the bundle upside down in a dark, dry place like a pantry or cupboard.

Fresh Cilantro

  • If you can, buy cilantro with its roots still intact and place the roots inside a mason jar and in cold water inside the fridge. Place a plastic bag over the top of the jar.
  • If you cannot buy cilantro with the roots intact, cut the stems and place the cilantro leaves and remaining stems in a cylinder of water and cover with a plastic bag.

Freezing

  • Place your washed and dried cilantro bundle in a ziploc bag and place it in a freezer.
  • Wrap your washed and dried cilantro bundle in a moist papertowl, place inside a ziploc bag, and place either in the freezer or inside the refrigerator.
  • Chop cilantro into your favorite recipe-sized portion and place inside ice cube trays with water. When ready to use, simply pop the cilantro out of the ice cube try and let it melt.