Cilantro is an herb that pairs well with Mexican dishes mainly but can also be used in Middle Eastern or Indonesian dishes. But if you are anything like me you can’t use up a bunch of cilantro before it goes bad. I use it in cooking but not that often. I hate wasting it and I hate having to run to the store when I need it so I dry the cilantro and store it so I have some on hand whenever the need arises.
The first thing you need to do is thoroughly wash the cilantro. I use some vinegar and water and soak the cilantro for a few minutes and then rinse it under cool running water to make sure all the dirt and residue is off the cilantro.