Many times when I buy herbs for recipes, I end up with a lot more then I need. Throwing them out seems wasteful, and yet that is normally what happens after I don’t use them up within a few days. I did this many times this spring while making cilantro lime rice to go along with our homemade tacos or Mexican Gumbo.
After coming across this helpful tip though, I no longer waste them, but easily preserve them for later use.
You can easily chop up your leftover fresh herbs and freeze them!
Freeze them in water for short term storage or freeze them in oil for storing over a few weeks. I use an ice cube tray which makes it very easy to place about 1 tablespoon of fresh herb into each of the 12 sections of the tray.
Once they are frozen solid, pop them out of the tray and place into a sealed and labeled ziploc bag and store in the freezer.
Have you ever frozen herbs before?
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