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Freezing Cilantro

Freezing cilantro is the best way to preserve its flavor. This is the method that has worked best for us.
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezing time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 2 cups cilantro, packed
  • 2/3 cup olive oil extra virgin


  • Wash your cilantro well, following detailed instructions above.
  • Allow cilantro to drain in a large colander.
  • Rough chop the cilantro.
  • Blend cilantro and olive oil in a blender until pureed.
  • Place cilantro puree in ice cube trays or baggie.
  • Place cilantro puree until frozen.
  • Place cilantro cubes in freezer storage baggie for long-term storage.
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