Eight Ways to Save the Season’s Herbs

It’s easy to take fresh herbs for granted when they are growing wild in your backyard, but before these aromatic gifts wilt away with the change of seasons, we suggest you freeze your favorite herbs using one of the creative methods below. From freezing with olive oil to rolling into easy-to-store sheets, preserving herbs will allow you to have fresh pesto pasta in December and quick, easy-to-cook, aromatics at the ready all year long.
By Kate Wilke

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 9 Ways to Freeze Herbs on Relish

Butter Herb Cubes

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Foodie in WV recommends freezing rosemary, sage and oregano in trays of salted butter. She then melts slices of the cubes in mashed potatoes, over roasted vegetables and under the skin of roasted chicken. Get the recipe here.

Olive Oil Herb Cubes

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The Kitchn freezes herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano in olive oil to reduce browning and freezer burn. Get the recipe here. Try freezing in vegetable stock, too.

Herb Ice Cubes

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Go Garden Go reveals the best herbs for freezing and has our wheels spinning with this provided picture of blueberries frozen with rosemary. Get the recipe here.

Oil or Butter Sheets

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Organic Life recommends freezing herbs in plastic bags so the sheets lay flat for easy storage. Get the recipe here.

Flash Freeze Herbs

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Simple Bites suggests picking herbs just before or at the beginning of flowering and flash freezing them on a pan before transferring to a container. Get the recipe here.

Freezing Hard Herbs and Storing in Jars

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Kalyn’s Kitchen teaches readers how to freeze rosemary and thyme in plastic bags before transferring to canning jars. Get the recipe here.

Frozen Herb Pesto

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A Way to Garden prepares and freezes fresh pesto to preserve parsley. Get the recipe here.

Edible Flower Cubes

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The View From Great Island explains how to preserve edible flowers for pretty beverages all year round. Get the recipe here.

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