How to Store Herbs in the Freezer
Maybe you’ve got a bumper crop of mint this year or you won’t be able to use up all the basil you bought at the farmer’s market. Freezing is a great way to make sure you have herbs on hand year round and proper freezer storage can extend the life of your herbs for up to a year.
Make frozen herbs easier to use when you’re ready to cook by portioning them out in ice trays. Simply chop a tablespoon or two of herbs and freeze them in water or olive oil in your ice tray. By freezing them in oil you’ve got a perfect addition to a sauce or a soup. If you’re freezing them in water, just allow the ice to melt and soak up any extra liquid with a paper towel then use your herbs like you would any other fresh herb. If you don’t have an ice tray, a plastic bag works too.
Woody herbs can also be stored in the freezer whole, the same way you would store them in the fridge, just wrap them in a paper towel and seal in a plastic bag.