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.

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.

How to freeze cilantro - Instead of freezing it in ice cube trays, use a mini muffin tin so the amounts will be smaller and use it like a garnish, as you would fresh cilantro.

How to freeze cilantro - Instead of freezing it in ice cube trays, use a mini muffin tin so the amounts will be smaller and use it like a garnish, as you would fresh cilantro.

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.

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.

Freezing Cilantro @ Traditional-Foods.com

Freezing Cilantro @ Traditional-Foods.com

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

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

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

Cilantro Mojo Sauce - Mommyhood's Diary

Cilantro Mojo Sauce

Cilantro Mojo Sauce - Mommyhood's Diary

Freezing Cilantro

Bumper Crop of Cilantro? Freeze It!

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Slimming Eats Tuna and Sweet Potato Patties - gluten free, dairy free, whole30, paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

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Freezing Cilantro at FreshBitesDaily.com

Freezing Cilantro at FreshBitesDaily.com

How I prep and freeze Cilantro - Hall of Fame Moms

How I prep and freeze Cilantro - Hall of Fame Moms

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