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Surprisingly, both cilantro and basil freeze very well. After cutting the leaves, preferably in the early morning while they are freshest, we mix them with a small amount of olive oil... just enough to coat the leaves. They are then packed into freezer bags and frozen for later use. The olive oil makes it really easy to separate the frozen leaves and also adds an extra flavor to the mix.


Cilantro pucks- this is a great idea. Perfect for the cilantro in the fridge right now and even better for the week when it's on sale 3 for $1.


Freeze cilantro in ice cube trays so you'll always have it on hand and don't waste that huge bunch. Doing this right now - bought a huge bunch and only need a bit now.


I'm going to do this tonight; our lone cilantro plant is what I'd call an over-achiever. This sounds absolutely delicious.


WINNER!! How to Freeze Cilantro-- This is a great time-saver and also a good way to use up herbs before they go bad. I made a few changes to the "recipe," but this technique is a winner. I store the cubes in a baggie or plastic dish. So easy to grab however many i need for seasoning soups, sauces, and even dressings for cold salads. MUST organize myself and do this with other herbs!

da The Kitchn

Why Freezing Is the Best Way to Preserve Cilantro — Herb Gardening 101

da Food

The 3 Best Ways to Preserve Cilantro

Cilantro (coriander) is a versatile herb, but it is almost always used fresh because it doesn't dry well. Here are some ways to extend its life in your kitchen so that it doesn't ever need to go to waste.

da Happy Money Saver

Crispy Homemade Chicken Taquitos with Cilantro and Pepper-Jack Cheese

Freezer chicken taquito recipe - perfect freezer meal lunch!