I freaking love cilantro. I buy it impulsively. After routinely watching it deteriorate in my refrigerator drawers time and time again I decided I was going to figure out how to prolong it’s shelf life.
I experimented with washing and not washing, airtight ziplocs, non-airtight ziplocs, encasing them in damp paper towels before storing in ziplocs. Yes I even purchased the fancy tupperware specific to storing herbs. Ultimately, it’s a crap shoot. Don’t spend money on how to store ’em, spend your money on fresh, organic cilantro and then perhaps use ’em.
Step 1: Vigorously agitate your bunch of herbs in a large bowl of water. Change the water as needed.
3: Cut the bottoms.
4: Stick it in a glass, mug or vase of water. Fridge or no fridge. Seriously, just use it.