Never Let Your Fresh Herbs Go Bad Again

If you've ever been frustrated by fresh basil, parsley or other herbs wilting after just a day, this game-changing tip is for you.
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Fresh herbs on the counter.

Keeping herbs fresh for longer is not only convenient, but cuts down on food waste. 

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Fresh herbs are one of my favorite ways to brighten up recipes. I use them as the base for pesto and sauces, to sprinkle over salads and even to infuse herbal flavor into my smoothies.

A question I often get from my students is how I keep my herbs fresh so I can always have them on hand. Many people store their herbs in a plastic bag in their crisper drawer, but unfortunately, this often leads to wilted, shriveled and browned herbs after just a few days—a waste of an expensive ingredient.

But there is a better way to store herbs. In this video, I’ll show you my easy technique to keep them fresh for up to two weeks. Trust me, you’ll never have wilted herbs again! Watch below to learn how: 

Recipes to Try: 

Basil, Chive & Parsley Blender Pesto

Honeydew & Blackberry Bowl with Basil-Lime Drizzle

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

Mixed Pepper Slaw with Mango

Sweet Cherry Cilantro Salsa

Zucchini Pasta with Almond-Basil Pesto

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