June through September
Store up to 2 weeks
Store cilantro in a jar of water in the refrigerator. If you don’t have a jar, place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
For longer storage, make pesto (see recipe below), freeze cilantro into herb cubes, or dry.
Cilantro balances out the heat in spicy dishes, which is why it is commonly used in Latin, Indian, and Asian cooking.
Chopped leaves can be used to garnish dishes, while the stems can be used to flavor soups and sauces.
Cilantro leaves and coriander seeds are not interchangeable. They have completely different flavors and textures.
When adding fresh cilantro to a hot dish, add at the last minute to get full benefit of the flavor.
How to Freeze Fresh Herbs (whole or as a flavoring blend)
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Cilantro & Ginger Hummus
Warm Flank Steak Salad with Mint and Cilantro
Tomato and Cilantro Soup