Keeping Cilantro/Coriander fresh is a common challenge we face on a daily basis. Often times, we even yield to buying that new “keep fresh” box from Walmart or end up paying more for the specially packed cilantro in a zip lock bag from Costco. Here are a few tips on how to keep Cilantro fresh for days in the refrigerator, just in a plain old plastic bag that you originally bring it home in.
- First things first, resist the temptation to wash the coriander bunch before putting it in the fridge.
- If there is any excess sprayed on mist on the coriander, pat it dry on a napkin or towel leaving just a little; a little mist is needed to keep it fresh and fine.
- Place it in the plastic bag and wring the plastic bag tight leaving enough space in the bag around the coriander bunch so minimal part of the bag touches it, looking like a coriander bunch in a plastic sphere. You got it.
- Wash the required amount before each use and after use, restore the remaining bunch the same way in the fridge and I can bet it won’t spoil for at least 2 weeks.