I have a little patch of cilantro just really starting to grow along the side of my house. I have picked a handful a few times and brought it inside and didn't really know what to do with it since I don't have fresh tomatoes or anything. I picked some more today, just maybe a cup full, but I was determined not to waste it, so I googled how to dehydrate it.
It looked like I had 3 options: To hang it and let it dry out for a couple weeks, to use a dehydrator or to microwave it. Since it was just a small amount, I decided to microwave it and it turned out pretty good!
First you rinse it off and pat dry with a paper towel. Then place on a paper towel on a plate and microwave for a minute at a time until it becomes a dry consistency and crumbles at the touch. Mine only took about 1 minute and 45 seconds. I crumbled the leaves and put them in a small jar. I am so excited to use it. Hopefully this spring I will have a bunch to dry in the dehydrator all at 1 time.
I searched for cilantro on pinterest and found a few things that I would like to try out. Here they are :)