Fresh Herbs Wilting? Try This!
It’s no fun to reach for the nice green herbs you bought or harvested as you’re working on dinner and find them shriveled and brown. You thought you were helping by wrapping them in a wet paper towel before putting them into the fridge, but they just didn’t last. Want to make sure they last for weeks? Try this!
🌱 Think of storing your fresh herbs like you would with a bouquet of fresh cut flowers - at room temperature in a jar of water.
🌱 Mason jars work great for this or you can use any glass you have in the kitchen.
🌱 Arrange the herbs you’re storing to the glass and add a few inches of filtered water.
🌱 Make sure only the stems are in the water. Any leaves touching the water will speed up spoilage. Either trim them off or add less water if needed.
🌱 If the water gets discolored or less-than-clear, swap it out with fresh, filtered water.
🌱 You can mix and match the herbs and they’ll all be just fine. We’ve had basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, and thyme all in the same “herb bouquet” with success and no contaminated flavors.
🌱 We’ve found you get the best results keeping the herbs out of the fridge and at room temperature, making this even easier to do.
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