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Tips Needed - Cilantro!

SunnySideSF
Community Manager
Community Manager

Anyone have tips or tricks on chopping fresh cilantro? For me, it’s just messy, sticks to the board or knife, & doesn’t get very fine.

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NoshwithNancy
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Hey @SunnySideSF, I've got a couple of thoughts for you.

1). Try using a chef's knife when you chop cilantro, it goes a whole lot faster!

2). If you're using it in conjunction with something like garlic, start chopping/mincing the garlic and then add the cilantro.  The garlic is sticky and the cilantro will stick to it as you chop!

Good luck, I hope this helps! ❤️

AndrewEatsEverything
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Best tip I have - for all herbs - is to make sure they're thoroughly dry before chopping. After washing, I gently sandwich them between paper towels to try and get rid of as much excess moisture as possible, then continue blotting/dabbing them until dry. (It's a little extra work but it's worth it!)

Another thing to try is putting your herbs in a tall glass and using a pair of sharp kitchen shears to snip them - this way you can keep your cutting board clean and clear for other uses, plus it keeps the herbs in a handy vessel for their next use!

 

CapnKidd_on_Cape_Cod
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I roll my cilantro up in a tight ball or cylinder before I start, then I slice it more than chop.