How to Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer: A Simple Storage Solution

by on December 20, 2011

Fresh herbs add great depth to any meal. One problem I have found is that they just don’t last very long in my produce drawer in my refrigerator – especially organically grown herbs.

Enter this simple solution: cut 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch off the stems and place into a mason jar or glass half full with water. Place herbs in like you would flowers. Then cover with a plastic bag and place in refrigerator. I like to use the produce bag I purchase the herbs in.

The herbs I buy on a regular basis are flat leaf parsley and cilantro and both will keep for approx. 2 weeks using this method as opposed to a few days!

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Evalani Moultrie March 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Do you fully immerse them in the water or let them hang out of the cup?

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Sarah Batie March 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

Great Question! I let them hang out of the cup – like you would putting flowers in a vase. Only the stems are submersed in the water.

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Sarah Batie March 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

I added a picture :)

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Suzanne March 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Yes! I love this idea!

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