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Fresh Herbs

Store cilantro and other fresh herbs just like cut flowers in a jar with 1-2 inches of water and covered with a plastic bag to maintain moisture.

For tender herbs like mint, dill, parsley, and cilantro, remove any wilted leaves, trim the stem ends, and place the bunch into a jar or glass with 1-2 inches of water. Try to ensure that the leaves stay above the rim of the container.

Loosely cover the herbs with a plastic bag and place them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to change the water every few days (or when it starts to look cloudy), and remove any wilted or slimy leaves when you notice them.

Tip: Don't wash the herb leaves until you're ready to use them as the extra water can rot the leaves. 

Additional Storage Tips

Fresh Berries
Freeze any extra tomato sauce, pesto, or other sauces for future simple defrosting needs
Ice Cube Sauces
End of Summer tomato processing
End of Summer Tomatoes