If you know you won’t be able to use up all your fresh herbs, even while storing them properly in a glass with water, you may want to consider preparing your surplus herbs for future use. Here is one easy way to use those fresh herbs instead of letting them go to the compost:
Materials: knife, cutting board, ice cube tray, plastic wrap, freezer storage bags
Ingredients: leftover herbs, olive oil/butter
- Wash, dry, and chop (rough or fine, depending on your preference) your leftover herbs
- Fill individual ice-cube tray cells up to 2/3 with chopped herbs- feel free to mix them!
- Pour olive oil or melted butter just to cover the herbs in the ice cube tray
- Cover the tray with plastic wrap and freeze overnight
- Once frozen, store herb cubes in labelled bags in the freezer for up to 6 months
*Use these herb cubes to start off any tasty dish that calls for oil and herbs. Hardier herbs, like sage, rosemary, and thyme generally work best with this method.