Cilantro consists of small, green, lacey leaves with curved tips atop thin, sturdy stems. It is sold in bunches and is sold year-round.
Trim the stems, then place in a glass of water and cover it with a plastic bag. Cilantro can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Fill a bowl with water and soak the leaves for 30-60 seconds. Pat the leaves dry, then chop with a sharp knife or crush them.
Add raw leaves to guacamole or pesto, or garnish the leaves on tacos or BBQ pizza. If cooking, add leaves during the last few minutes.
|Serving Size||1/4 cup|
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Cilantro consists of phytonutrients to help lower blood sugar, settle the stomach, and improve sleep. It is low in calories and in sodium.
Cilantro has a citrusy flavor with peppery undertones. Fragrant leaves have a strong taste when fresh but become mellow with heat.