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Freezing Fresh Herbs ~ preserve fresh herbs by freezing in olive oil in ice cube trays for fresh herb flavor anytime in soups, stews, roasts and gravies.
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Freezing Fresh Herbs

Step by step instructions for freezing fresh herbs for use all winter in soups, stews any many other dishes. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to preserve fresh herbs
Servings: 4


  • ice cube trays
  • fresh herbs
  • olive oil


  • Wash and thoroughly dry the herbs. It's very important the herbs are completely dry.
  • Strip the leaves from the stalks.
  • Rough chop the herbs so they fit in the trays, filling each well of the ice cube tray about ⅔ of the way up with herbs.
  • Top with good quality olive oil.
  • Cover the trays with plastic wrap and freeze several hours up to overnight.
  • Carefully remove the herb cubes from the trays and transfer them to a zip lock bag or other airtight container. Label the container with the type of herb and store 9-12 months in the freezer.