I love cooking with fresh herbs, I love the vibrant color they add to dishes as well as the fresh flavor. However, fresh herbs can be expensive and you typically can’t buy the amount you need as they come in large bunches which leaves a lot leftover. I don’t know about you but I hate wasting money and hate having to throw food out. Did you know, that when stored properly, fresh herbs can last up to a week and a half?  Here’s how to store your fresh herbs to avoid them going to waste.

Rinse fresh herbs off and wrap loosely in a paper towel then place in a zip lock bag. Store your bag of herbs in the crisper of your fridge.

Additionally, if you won’t be using them within a week or so, you can freeze them. Frozen herbs, once thawed, can be used just like fresh herbs in your recipe.  The flavor will start to be lost around the year mark.  Properly freezing herbs is as simple as removing the leaves from their stems and placing in a single layer in a zip lock freezer bag. Store flat in your freezer. You may also want to label your bags, including name and date.