How to Store Herbs

 

Fresh herbs can usually be kept for about a week plus if stored properly. Here are three ways on how to store herbs and to prolong the life of your herbs:

 

 

 

#1 Refrigerate herbs as-is
Rinse herbs and wrap loosely in a paper towel. Place in a zip lock bag and place in crisper section of the fridge.

#2 Place herbs in a jar of water
Place fresh, parsley, coriander or basil upright in a jar of water. Cover the leaves with a small plastic bag and secure with a rubber band or twisty wire. Place in refrigerator.

#3 Blanch, mince and freeze.
Plunge herbs in boiling water for a few seconds, remove and place in ice water. Blanching will keep your herbs looking green. Once blanched, place herbs in food processor or chop finely. Then, place in ice cube trays to about ¾ full, fill with water and freeze. Note that herbs will lose the intensity of their flavours through the blanching and freezing process.

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