Friday, October 26, 2012

Keeping Cilantro Fresh

I finally heard of a way to keep my cilantro fresh, and it works really, really well! I've tried several other ways to keep it fresh for longer (refrigerate it, don't refrigerate it, put it in water, put it in a container, etc), but none of them worked well. Sure, they all worked in the sense that they kept it fresh longer than if you left it in the little baggy, but not as fresh for as long as I had hoped.

Wash your cilantro and let it air dry, shaking out the extra water. You can keep it tied in the bundle for this; it will be easier. Then just stick it in a glass or jar of water, and throw a gallon sized baggie over it. That's it.

These pictures were taken when my cilantro was about 3 weeks old, and that was a week ago; it still looks really good. It's a little "mooshed" because of the baggy, but it's still super green and not limp. 

Yay for fresh cilantro!! What's your favorite thing to make cilantro with? 

1 comment:

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Nice! Thanks for the tip! I'm going to use this! does it also work for Parsley?