Here’re my favourite tips for storing fresh herbs like parsley, basil, cilantro and mint.
1. Trim the bottom of the stems
2. Fill a jar or glass a quarter of the way up with water and place the cut ends of the herbs into the water and cover loosely with a plastic bag or better yet cover with a wax-covered cloth
3. I like to change the water every day or every other day
4. Store herbs in the refrigerator… or should you? Keep reading!
Which herbs like the cool temperatures of the fridge? Which ones do better on the counter?
Cilantro and Mint love cool temps -> store in the refrigerator
Parsley can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator Basil is best stored at room temperature. Cool temps will slowly turn its leaves black
Fresh herbs can last up to 2 weeks when stored this way
PS. When I have more fresh herbs than I can handle, I wash and pat them dry. Then I chop them up and sprinkle them with a bit of sea salt and store them in a container in the freezer. When I need some, I just scoop them out with a spoon as needed for my recipe.
** Note. When adding sea salted herbs to your recipe you’ll want to reduce the amount of sea salt so it’s not over-salted.
Let me know if any of these tips help you! Do you have any tips for keeping herbs fresh??