What I did with my 4 bunches of cilantro
If you recall I got a fabulous deal on cilantro earlier this week at Weis. Check out the post HERE.
So I brought it home and set to preserving my treasures. First thing I did was wash the cilantro. Cilantro is grown in sandy soil. Often there is all sorts of grit hidden in it. Nothing is worse than crunching down on a few granolas of sand. ICK!
Then I plucked al the leaves off the stems. You could just twist off the excess stems.
I put the leaves in the food processor and pulse till your desired consistency.
This is the consistency I did mine too.
Then I filled ice cube trays with the pulsed cilantro and topped them with water. There is a generous tablespoon in each cube tray. Now I have chopped, portioned cilantro ready to go at a moments notice! And it was bought at a penny pinching price. :)
Here is the cilantro cubes out of the ice cube trays.
And here I vacuum sealed 6-8 in each packet. See my raves about vacuum sealing HERE.