how to store cilantro

  • Posted by: zzanne
  • August 17, 2011


AntoniaJames August 17, 2011
The key, either way you store it, is to make sure the leaves of the cilantro are bone dry. The slightest bit of moisture causes them immediately to begin a quick degradation process. ;o)
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I put my cilantro in a ziplock bag with a paper towel and squeeze all the air out. I've had it last up to two weeks this way!
hardlikearmour August 17, 2011
I second ksherk's method. It works really well.
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 17, 2011
All my herbs, including cilantro, keep well washed, dried very well, and wrapped loosley in paper towel inside a ziploc bag. Besides extending the life of the herb, having them washed and recipe ready ensures I use them all before they go bad.
Verdigris August 17, 2011
Rubbermaid and others make these containers that have a little tray in the bottom and a tight seal. I have found that I can keep cilantro in those longer than in any other container.
KirstenS August 17, 2011
I cut the stems a bit and then stick the bunch in a glass/jar of water in the door of my fridge. I use the plastic produce bag to cover it just to shield it from the chill. It's pretty good to go for a couple of weeks then.
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