3 Ways to Save Leftover Herbs
Did you go a little overboard buying herbs for the holidays? Make them last with these tricks.
Put chopped herbs (or small whole leaves) in ice cube trays and cover with olive oil or water. Freeze and transfer to a resealable freezer bag; toss a few cubes into soups or add to a pan sauce.
High & Dry
Air-dry sturdy herbs like rosemary, oregano, and thyme. Rinse the sprigs, dry them thoroughly, and bundle them with twine. Hang them upside down in a warm, dark spot until the leaves are dry, then stash them in a jar to add a little freshness to your spice rack.
Worth Their Salt
Toss herb leaves in the food processor with kosher salt (roughly 1 part herbs to 2 parts salt). Pulse until the herbs are roughly chopped, then spread the salt on a baking sheet. Let sit until the herbs are dry; transfer to a jar. Sprinkle on everything from fish to popcorn!
This article originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.