Cilantro is a great herb that adds such a great flavor to so many dishes. Here I am going to go over a few simple steps on how to cut cilantro so you can start adding it into your dishes!
The great bright green color of cilantro makes it great to use as a garnish, but if you haven’t used it in your soups, salads, or other dishes you are missing out.
It adds a nice light lemony flavor that can be game-changing to many dishes.
How to cut cilantro in 2 simple steps
It only takes a minute to cut up, so easy to do and even more delicious. Once you know what to do with your cilantro, you will want to start incorporating in more and more of your cooking. Follow along!
Rinse your cilantro under cold water to get off any dirt or whatever else might on in that clump. Then pat it dry with a paper towel.
Hold the clump of cilantro in one hand and with your cutting hand, you want to take a large chef knife and slide it down on the stems taking off the leaves.
Once you have gotten the amount of cilantro that you need, go back in and pull out any thicker stem. The smaller ones are ok to keep.
Make a pile and simply rock your knife back and forth over the cilantro with one hand on the knife’s handle and one hand open over the top of the blade. Then pull it all back together into a pile again and repeat rocking your knife over the cilantro.
Continue to do this until it is as chopped as you would like it.
How to cut cilantro
- 1 cilantro
- Wash your cilantro under cold water and then pat dry with a paper towel or dishtowel.
- Hold the clump in one hand and then using a chef knife with the other hand scrape the stems in a downward motion until you have the desired amount.Remove the thick stems from the pile and then chop in a rocking motion. Pile up the cilantro again and continue to chop in a rocking motion until you reach your desired chop.