How to Store Cilantro To Make It Last For Weeks

HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to keep cilantro fresh in water in your refrigerator to last for 3 weeks! It’s the perfect way to store cilantro for a long time!

I’m back with another tip to help your vegetables last longer! Remember how I shared my tip on how to store lettuce to keep it fresh for a month?  Or how about the best ways to store bananas?  Well this trick will keep your cilantro fresh for weeks!

HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to keep cilantro fresh in water in your refrigerator to last for 3 weeks! It's the perfect way to store cilantro for a long time!

Storing Cilantro

Cilantro – are you one of those people that love it or hate it?  I love it! But my issue with cilantro is that it never seems to last long enough to use it all.  Often recipes only call for a small amount of cilantro, and it’s hard to find things to do with a whole bunch of it!  With this tip you’ll no longer have to let your cilantro go to waste!

You guys know I don’t like to waste anything we grow.  I’ve showed you how to make tomato powder out of tomato skins, and how to make mint tea, but now I wanted to show you my trick on how to how to store cilantro to make it last longer!

How to Store Cilantro

This technique keeps your cilantro fresh for at least 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.  

First, cut your cilantro stems down a little bit, about 2 inches from the base of the stems.  Then fill a glass jar about 3/4 of the way up with water.  Insert your cilantro in the glass jars. 
HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to store cilantro in water in your refrigerator to last up until 3 weeks! It's the perfect way to keep cilantro fresh for a long time!

Next put a plastic baggie on top of the cilantro and rubber band it to the jar so it’s secure.  Put into your refrigerator.  Replace your water as it turns brown, usually every couple days.  

HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to store cilantro in water in your refrigerator to last up until 3 weeks! It's the perfect way to keep cilantro fresh for a long time!

Whenever you need some cilantro, just take it out the jar and use accordingly.  Then place it back in the refrigerator. 

This is our cilantro at 2 weeks old, it still looks pretty great to me!

HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to store cilantro in water in your refrigerator to last up until 3 weeks! It's the perfect way to keep cilantro fresh for a long time!

This is my go to most trusted way to keep cilantro fresh! 

Can you freeze cilantro?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze cilantro in ice cube trays.  Just throw your cilantro in a food processor with a couple tablespoons of water to turn into a puree, then transfer to ice cube trays and freeze.  When you need some cilantro, just pop it out, defrost and use.  I use frozen cilantro in fresh salsa and soups and it tastes great!

Cilantro Recipes

You can use cilantro in lots of dishes, ranging from salsa, to casseroles to soups.  Many people think of it as a garnish but you can also use it to really bring out the taste of a meal!
Looking for recipes that use cilantro? Try my:

Cheesy Chicken Tomatillo Casserole
Corn and Tomato Rice Salad
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Enchilada Taco Casserole
Chicken Tortilla Soup

fresh cilantro recipes

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HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to keep cilantro fresh in water in your refrigerator to last for 3 weeks! It's the perfect way to store cilantro for a long time!

How to Store Cilantro To Make It Last For Weeks

HOW TO STORE CILANTRO to make it last for weeks! This easy trick shows how to keep cilantro fresh in water in your refrigerator to last for 3 weeks! It's the perfect way to store cilantro for a long time!

Ingredients

  • cilantro

Instructions

  1. First, cut your cilantro stems down a little bit, about 2 inches from the base of the stems.  Then fill a glass jar about 3/4 of the way up with water.  Insert your cilantro in the glass jars. 

  2. Next put a plastic baggie on top of the cilantro and rubber band it to the jar so it’s secure. Put into your refrigerator. Replace your water as it turns brown, usually every couple days.

  3. Whenever you need some cilantro, just take it out the jar and use accordingly. Then place it back in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

 
Can you freeze cilantro?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze cilantro in ice cube trays.  Just throw your cilantro in a food processor with a couple tablespoons of water to turn into a puree, then transfer to ice cube trays and freeze.  When you need some cilantro, just pop it out, defrost and use.  I use frozen cilantro in fresh salsa and soups and it tastes great!

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