Storing Cilantro in the refrigerator is no big deal, but if you want it to last – it becomes a deal. I love to use Cilantro in a marinade for grilled chicken (which is even tasty cold the next day!) – but I also love it in a brown rice bowl with homemade guacamole, black beans, homemade pico, a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of pepper jack cheese. It’s also good in your breakfast wrap (corn tortilla, cooked egg, pepper jack, a spoonful of leftover black beans and a sprinkle of cilantro). #whoanellie!
I read about this Cilantro Storage hot tip from the website A COUPLE COOKS (it’s a great blog, fabulous tips and recipes!) I bought a large bunch of cilantro, some I used for the chicken marinade, but I wanted the rest to last for other recipes later in the week. I’ve tried cilantro, snip off the ends, place in a glass with a little water and cover with a plastic bag. Sometimes the bag will get condensation and when that happens the cilantro goes downhill relatively fast. So I was looking for another option. #sofarsogood Love that this can’t get spilled or knocked over and create a scene in the fridge. Easy as can be. Snip off the ends. In a Mason jar (or other tall canning jar) add a little water, then fit the bunch down into the jar and PUT THE LID ON. The lid is key to keeping it fresh longer (and it looks pretty cool in the fridge)! Read their tips in the link above!) When you need some cilantro, open the jar, pull it out and screw the top back on. Be sure to change the water every few days to keep it the freshest.
I also read about kale from foolproofliving.com – how to store it so it will last. I bought a large bunch of Dino kale (love!) – I pulled the stems off, then washed, popped into a salad spinner, then spread out on a clean kitchen towel and some paper towels to dry off. I rolled each (I separated into three uses, so I’ll just be able to grab it and start cooking!) in paper towels. I then took each rolled up section and popped into a 2 gallon zip top bag (regular storage or freezer bags weren’t large enough). So I’m ready to go this week, I can grab a paper towel roll full of clean kale, ready to cook!
❣️LET ME KNOW if you have any hot tip storage solutions for fresh veggies or fruits.
🥬 Until next time…