The best way to store herbs isn’t always clear, especially since the best storage method varies from herb to herb. Here are the herb storage basics that will extend the life of your cut herbs for days!
For parsley, trim the ends, and immerse in just an inch of water. It will keep well on the counter for a day or so. If you need to store for longer, place an upside-down Hefty slider bag loosely over the herbs.
Cilantro is best kept in the fridge. Clip ends, set upright in an inch of water, and cover loosely with a Hefty slider bag. Carefully place herbs in the fridge. Change the water every few days as needed. Cilantro should keep well for up to a week.
Basil does best at room temperature, so trim the ends and store upright in an inch of water — basil should keep well for several days.
Thyme and Rosemary
These herbs do best in the refrigerator. Place dry (not rinsed) herbs in a Hefty slider bag and keep in a drawer or in the protected section of the door.
Chives will keep for up to a week stored in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.
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