I bought a bunch of Cilantro at the green grocers the other day, but I only needed a tablespoon or two for a dish, Pico de Gallo that went on our Fish Tacos. I don’t use much of this herb, but I couldn’t see spending 50¢ and tossing out what I didn’t use. That’s wasteful and I’m striving not to do that. So why not freeze it for later?
I chopped the entire bunch of herbs
Measured out in tablespoonful into Ice Cube trays
Covered each one with just enough water
Froze them hard and popped them out into a zip-top bag, with the date and content on it of course.
Now I’ve got enough chopped Cilantro to last me probably for a year.
Try this with fresh herbs like Parsley, Chives, anything really.
I saw this in the Megamart
[Photo courtesy of Dorot Gardens.com]
And they want something like $4, nope! I’ll do it myself thanks.
Each of these cubes is a teaspoon. I got
17 18 tablespoons for 50¢ (I used 1 tbsp in my salsa) and there’s 3 teaspoons to a tablespoon. So that makes my Cilantro cube 3¢ compared to theirs for 67¢, hmmm … 😉