The Best Way to Keep Herbs Fresh

updated May 2, 2019
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How do you store your fresh herbs? Do you ever find them getting slimy in the back of the crisper drawer? Reader Jess just sent us this great tip for keeping herbs fresh for a long time. We’ve seen this before, but she illustrated it really well — take a look!

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Jess says:

Snip off the ends of herbs and “plant” them in an old jam jar or a glass with some water. Cover with a plastic bag and secure with a rubber band. Store like this in the fridge and stretch out the lives of your parsley, cilantro, chives, green onions, and basil.
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Read more about her method at her blog here:

Do you do this? I love to save herbs this way, but sometimes I get lazy and just throw them in the drawer. This method works so well — I’ve kept parsley alive for weeks using it!

(Images: Jess of Cook Smarts via The Kitchn’s submission form)