Kitchen Basics 101: How to Store Fresh Herbs

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Store Fresh Herbs
Has this ever happened to you?  You bring home a few bunches of fresh herbs from the grocery store or farmer’s market but by the time you’re ready to use them they don’t look fresh?  This used to happen to me every single time, which is the reason for this being Today’s Kitchen Basics 101:  How to Store Fresh Herbs.  
The next time you purchase fresh herbs, place them in a jar of cold water.  Cover the herbs and jar with a plastic bag and place in the refrigerator.   I use the plastic produce bag from the grocery store.   Your herbs will stay fresher much longer stored this way.    
Here is some fresh cilantro that’s been in a jar in my refrigerator for two weeks. Looks fresh and ready to be used for a recipe.
So the next time you bring fresh herbs home, why not try to store them in a jar of cold water?  You’ll be surprised how long they will stay fresh.
Do you have any tips that you use to store your fresh herbs? I would love to hear about them!
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  1. Sandra VanHoey says

    No wonder I had trouble. I ususally just buy the dry spices but decided I needed to try fresh but they didn’t last toolong. Thanks for this info, I’ll go back to buying more now that I know. So much more flavor

  2. says

    Hi! I love doing this! I don’t cover mine. I just keep them in the mason jars on the fridge door and change the water and have had them last a very long time this way. A great tip. Thanks for stopping by #TheWeekendSocial and linking up! I have pinned, stumbled and shared your link across social media. I hope to see you again next week!

  3. lisa says

    That’s a good idea. I’ll have to try that. It’s also easy to grow herbs in the kitchen and snip what you need at the time.

  4. Lindsay Giedosh says

    I definitely need to try this! Keeping my herbs lasting longer is always such a struggle


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