Have a large bundle of cilantro herbs on hand and wondering how to store Cilantro leaves. Follow these step by step process and storing cilantro could be a breeze. Cilantro/coriander leaves is a very flavorful herb and it taste good only if it used fresh. Cilantro leaves can get mushy and wilt away pretty soon if not stored properly.
Went to our local market today and bought huge bunches of cilantro – made few chutneys but still had plenty of cilantro left on hand. Below is a simple trick to store cilantro for a longer period of time.
1. Wash cilantro thoroughly under water to remove all the dirt.
2. Get rid of any yellow leaves or slimy stuff.
3. Take a large piece of paper towel/napkin, place wet cilantro leaves over it and allow it to air dry for 3-4 hours.
4. Remove wet paper towel and replace it with a fresh dry paper towel, place cilantro leaves in the center and wrap the paper towel all around it.
5. Place paper towel wrapped cilantro leaves in a plastic zipper bag, press the plastic bag to release all the air from the bag. Store it in the refrigerator.
6. Keep changing paper towel after every 2 or 3 days, depending on the weather conditions. This way cilantro will stay fresh for at least 2 weeks.