This easy-to-follow recipe for homemade dried cilantro is so helpful if you have a hard time keeping herbs stocked. This way, you have cilantro all year round, plus it’s hassle-free. 

What We Love About Homemade Dried Cilantro 

  • Year-Round Availability: Thanks to this recipe, we have a stash of homemade dried cilantro whenever we need it, regardless of the season.  
  • Enhanced Flavor: Drying cilantro intensifies its flavor, resulting in a more concentrated and potent herb.
  • Cost-Effective: Making your own dried cilantro at home is a budget-friendly alternative to store-bought options. 
Dried Cilantro

How to Dry Cilantro

  1. Clean the cilantro. Rinse it under cold running water.
    Dried Cilantro
  2. Dry the cilantro. Use a salad spinner to remove excess moisture.
  3. Arrange the cilantro on dehydrator trays. Space them out to ensure they dry evenly.
    Dried Cilantro
  4. Dehydrate the cilantro. This takes roughly 3 hours or until the leaves are brittle to the touch.
    Dried Cilantro
  5. Crumble the cilantro leaves. Discard any woody stems. 
  6. Transfer the dried cilantro to an airtight container

Dried Cilantro Variations

  • Make an herb and spice blend: Try adding other herbs and spices such as cumin, coriander, and chili powder for added depth and complexity.
  • Add oil: Add oil to the dried cilantro when storing to make infused oil. 

How to Dry Cilantro

This easy-to-follow recipe for homemade dried cilantro is so helpful if you have a hard time keeping herbs stocked.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 8 minutes


  • 1 large bunch cilantro


  • Rinse the cilantro under cold running water.
  • Using a salad spinner, dry the cilantro.
  • Arrange the cilantro on dehydrator trays.
  • Dehydrate the cilantro for 3 hours at 110ºF, or until completely dry.
  • Crumble the leaves into smaller pieces.
  • Transfer to a jar or airtight container and use as you wish.
  • Store for up to three years.


  • Adjust the drying time as needed based on the humidity and temperature in your environment.
  • Experiment with different drying methods, such as air-drying or using a conventional oven on the lowest setting if you do not have a dehydrator available.
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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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