Organised mum shares her ‘game-changing’ hack for perfectly removing coriander and parsley leaves from the stem in seconds
A mum-of-two has revealed how she uses a cheese grater to trim coriander leaves from the stem in just seconds.
Carolina Mccauley, from Perth, shared an Instagram video showing how she prepares fresh herbs so she could use for garnishing.
The video shows her perfectly separating the leaves from the stem by simply threading the stalk of the herb through the hole from the outside of the grater.
As she pulled the stem through, she ended up with a pile of coriander leaves.
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A mum-of-two has revealed how she uses a cheese grater to trim coriander leaves from its stem in just seconds. The video shows her perfectly separating the leaves from the stem by simply threading the stalk of the herb through the hole from the outside of the grater
As she pulled the stem through, she ended up with a pile of coriander leaves
The trick works on any herb, including rosemary, basil and parsley.
‘This is my favourite hack for fresh herbs,’ Carolina said.
‘Preparing fresh herbs made easy… Just use a grater to remove leaves. I love this. No more wasted herbs.’
Many home cooks quickly pointed out she’d wasted the stems.
‘Why are you separating them? You are supposed to use the stalk. Just cut off the roots, clean it and chop the whole thing up. The stalk tastes exactly the same as coriander and will add a lovely crunch to salads,’ one wrote.
Another said: ‘You wasted herbs… You can eat the whole coriander stem, don’t throw the stem away,’ while one added: ‘I just cut it all. No wasting the stems.’
The grater easily picked the leaves off, leaving the stem completely bare in just seconds
However, many thought the trick was ‘genius’ and ‘very clever’ while others said they will prepare their herbs with a grater from now on.
‘Most people do eat the stems, but as a toddler mum who doesn’t always have time to chop things, I really appreciate this hack,’ one mum said.
‘I’ll definitely be trying this out,’ another wrote, while one added: ‘You couldn’t of posted this on Sunday when I was cutting my parley? It took forever.’