Written by Karen Bates (last updated November 22, 2021)
Many chefs agree that foods taste best when fresh herbs are used in the recipe. Compared to the herbs and spices that you find in bottles and jars, fresh almost always seems to add something special to the taste of a meal.
It is true, however, that keeping fresh herbs around is a lot more challenging than simply buying a bottle of dried herbs. After all, with the dried herbs you don't have to worry much about them going bad or about chopping and dicing them for recipes. There are some cases, though, where fresh really is best, and you may find that keeping some fresh herbs on hand isn't as difficult as you may have thought. It is even possible to get most herbs to last over a week if stored correctly.
To store fresh herbs, try these ideas to help extend life and flavor:
With these ideas, you will be able to keep fresh herbs around your house for delicious recipes.
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