Cilantro -- Proper Storage

READY IN: 336hrs 5mins
Recipe by Galley Wench

I found a solution for keep cilantro for longer than a couple days. The pictures shown are of cilantro that I purchased over two weeks ago.

Top Review by FolkDiva

So very glad I happened upon this cilantro storage method! I keep cilantro on hand at all times, and even using it as often as I do, over 1/2 the bunch typically ends up being thrown out due to wilting/yellowing. I've had my jar going for about a week now and and it still looks and smells fresh and beautiful! Each time I need to use some, I just go ahead and pick through and discard the few stems that are failing. Thank you for sharing this method! Update: my first jar kept for just over a month!!! Granted, on my last use there were several stems that needed discarding, but of the still green stems, they remained fragrant and fresh tasting. Over a month!! Amazing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Note

  • 1 glass jar, with lid

Directions

  1. Pick through the cilantro and remove any stems and leaves that are not in perfect condition.
  2. Cut off part of the stems so they will fit in jar.
  3. DO NOT WASH.
  4. Place in clean dry jar with tight fitting lid.
  5. Store in the refrigerator, checking every few days, removing any stems that are deteriorating.

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