What is the best way to freeze parsley?
Simply double-bag the parsley, pushing out as much air from the bags as possible, and pop it in the freezer. You can just pop entire stems into the bags; there’s no need to take the leaves off yet. When you’re ready to use the parsley, snap off the leaves when you want to use them.
How long can you freeze fresh parsley?
Is frozen parsley as good as fresh?
Is it better to freeze or dry parsley?
If you’re limited by space in your freezer, parsley also holds a lot of its flavor and shape when it’s dried. I prefer using a food dehydrator since the process is quiet and efficient; it dries the leaves so evenly.
What can I do with extra fresh parsley?
How do you store fresh parsley long term?
- Prepare the herbs: Snip off the bottom of the stems.
- Put the herbs in water: Fill a jar or a water glass partially with water and place the stem ends of the herbs into the water in the jar.
- Cover and store: If you are storing the herbs in the refrigerator, cover loosely with a plastic bag.
- Change the water as needed:
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