Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Cilantro Oil

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: about 3/4 cup



  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add the cilantro, making sure to push all the leaves under the boiling water. Blanch the cilantro for 5 seconds. Drain and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain well and squeeze out all liquid.
  2. In a blender, puree the cilantro with the olive oil. Strain the puree through 6 layers of cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter and put in a sterilized glass bottle, tightly capped.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.