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Vegetables and Herbs

Freezing herbs

Marilyn Herman

hand putting herbs in ice cube tray

Frozen herbs can work for cooking, though they are usually not suitable for garnish as they become limp when thawed.

Harvest, sort and wash herbs

Most herbs are at peak flavor when flower buds first appear, before they are fully open.

Options for freezing herbs

For cooked dishes, use the same amount of frozen herbs as you would fresh ones.

hand putting herbs in ice cube tray
pouring water in ice cube tray with herbs
frozen herbs

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Reviewed by Suzanne Driessen 2017

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