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How to cut cilantro?

Cutting cilantro is really easy and will have your dishes tasting fresh and delicious. In three steps you will have delicious chopped cilantro!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1kcal
Author Lisa


  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • Knife to cut cilantro


  • Remove any leaves and stems that have gone bad- sometimes there are none and sometimes there are a few. They will be brown or black in color.
    clilantro bunch on cutting board before being cut
  • Cut off the long stems. The stems are the parts that don’t have any leaves coming off of them. They are thicker and are typically ⅔ rds of the bunch.
    cutting off cilantro stems
  • Chop cilantro to desired consistency. Start at the top of the cilantro bunch and with a rocking motion chop the cilantro from top to bottom, then from side to side. Repeat until chopped to your desired consistency.
    finly chopping cilantro leaves



Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg