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.

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 pucks- this is a great idea.  Perfect for the cilantro in the fridge right now and even better for the week when it's on sale 3 for $1.

Cilantro pucks- this is a great idea. Perfect for the cilantro in the fridge right now and even better for the week when it's on sale 3 for $1.

Cilantro Mojo Sauce - Mommyhood's Diary

Cilantro Mojo Sauce

Cilantro Mojo Sauce - Mommyhood's Diary

Chimichurri is a vibrant, fresh, and incredibly simple sauce that delivers big flavor to any meal. @budgetbytes

Chimichurri: The Good on Anything and Everything Sauce

Chimichurri is a vibrant, fresh, and incredibly simple sauce that delivers big flavor to any meal. @budgetbytes

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.

I'm going to do this tonight; our lone cilantro plant is what I'd call an over-achiever.  This sounds absolutely delicious.

I'm going to do this tonight; our lone cilantro plant is what I'd call an over-achiever. This sounds absolutely delicious.

7 Chicken Marinade Recipes You Can Freeze - Cilantro Lime.  Perfect for summer BBQs!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade

7 Chicken Marinade Recipes You Can Freeze - Cilantro Lime. Perfect for summer BBQs!

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