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!
Being the scientist that I am, I had to do a side by side comparison of this with my usual method of storage (kept enclosed in a plastic produce bag). I checked/used them with the same frequency and found both methods to yield comparable results. They both lasted (and smelled fresh) for 3 weeks, following the directions to remove any yellowing or rotting stems/leaves along the way. We get very fresh produce here, so I am not sure if this method would make more of a difference if the cilantro you purchased weren't as fresh.
This works great. A friend of mine told me about your post, so I tried it. This is going to save me a lot of trips to the market for fresh cilantro. Thanks!
Has worked great for me. Thanks I always seem to buy too much and then it just goes bad and when I need it it's not there! Made for I Recommend Tag
This works great! I tried it on cilantro and parsley, and it worked on both! Made for Favorites of 2009 Tag game...thanks to Marramamba for putting it in your cookbook!
I just threw out almost a whole bunch of Cilantro and was wondering if there was anyway to get it to last longer because it spoils so quickly. I am so glad to find your posting. Thank you!!! I am going to purchase some more Cilantro tomorrow and give it a try.
thank you great idea
Saw this "recipe" and knew it was for me. We don't go through cilantro quick enough so this one helps alot. Thanks for letting everybody know. Mine kept almost 2 weeks.
GW- You ROCK! This works so well! Thanks for this money saving tip!