How to Store Fresh Herbs

How to Store Fresh Herbs

 

How to store fresh herbs for longer use. I was so tired of throwing away parsley and cilantro just a few days after purchase.  I found the best tip from simplyrecipes.  If you purchase fresh herbs this is a MUST USE method for storing.

how to store fresh herbs

First I trim the stem ends of the herbs just a little.  Second I fill my salad spinner with cold water with the strainer inserted.  Wash the herbs, lift them straight out of the water. Pour the dirty water out of the spinner and give them a really good spinning.  You want to remove as much excess water from the leaves as possible.

How to Store Fresh Herbs - by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Fill a glass or jar partially with water and place the stem ends into the water.  (about an inch of water)

Lay a fresh dry paper towel over the herbs and place the bag you purchased them in over the entire glass. Like so. I use the paper towel to wick up excess moisture that occurs while in the refrigerator. They will last a couple of weeks.  Change the water out after a few days if it starts to discolor. When you change the water you can also trim the stems a little more and replace the paper towel with a fresh dry one.

How to Store Fresh Herbs - by Don't Sweat The Recipe

 

Comments

  1. Reply

    Wow! This makes a lot of sense. I am going to have to try it because everything else I’ve tried has been in vain. I don’t have a salad spinner though so that will make it more interesting.

    1. Reply

      Yes, give it a try! You don’t have to use a salad spinner. Just wash and dry thoroughly with towels.

  2. Reply

    Great idea! Not sure I have a lot of room in there, but I’ll try! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  3. Reply

    Thanks for sharing this- I am the worst with letting my fresh herbs go bad!

    1. Reply

      I was too until I found this handy little trick! Now they can last a couple of weeks.

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