How to store fresh cilantro

Even though cilantro is inexpensive to buy at the grocery store and easy to grow in the garden, I was tired of having to toss it on the compost pile instead of on top of a salad.

In this experiment i trimmed a bundle of cilantro and placed it in a plastic container with an airtight lid. then i put it in the fridge.

The cilantro stems remained fresh for just over four weeks.