I love cilantro on salads…I love it in Mexican dishes…I love it in my homemade salsa. But I have an issue…I can’t keep it fresh. I buy it from the grocery store and a few days later…yuck!
This year, I decided to grow it in the garden….it’s growing like CRAZY!!! I can’t use it up fast enough. (Ignore the spinach that decided to bolt…I’m taking care of that later today.)
I have discovered a hint that you probably already know about but I didn’t….
I was at a Pampered Chef party and they were offering container that could hold cilantro and keep it fresh. I asked the sales person about it and she explained that the ends of the cilantro stay in water in the refrigerator. Well my cheapskate self was not spending the money to try out….so I went home and found a recycled shortening container. I put an inch of water in the bottom of the container, picked some cilantro, popped the lid on and put it in the container. The container has been in the refrigerator for two weeks….what do you think?
Honestly…it looks and tastes the same as the day I picked it! I am loving it.
I am off to pick more cilantro…
Everyone has really busy schedules here for the next couple days and making a batch of these Mexican Tortilla Omelets, and putting them in the freezer might make the next few days just a bit smoother. Anyone have good cilantro recipes? I’d love for you to share them…