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Summer - Cilantro

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When to pick

Pick cilantro when it is young and before the leaves start to yellow or become too large. If growing for seeds, leave the flower heads to dry on the plant before harvesting.

Eat and store fresh

Keep cilantro in a glass of water, in or out of the fridge, or wrapped in damp kitchen paper in the fridge for 2–3 days. Use fresh whenever possible.

How to preserve

Use cilantro in a pesto and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, dry the leaves flat or hang them to dry for 2 weeks, then store in sealed glass jars for up to 6 months .

Freezing options

Freeze in a herb butter or by adding oil and putting into freezer bags, or by freezing in ice cubes.

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