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Ever wondered how to prevent fresh herbs from turning into green slime in your fridge? Follow these tips for keeping cut herbs looking and tasking their best.
- Rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, and other herbs with course stems and leaves are native to warm, dry climates and retain their moisture with little help from us. Loosely wrap the, in a damp paper towel, then store them in the fridge in an airtight container.
- Leafy, soft-stemmed herbs like cilantro, parsley, and mint should be rinsed (to remove slime-causing bacteria) and patted dry or spun in a salad spinner. Trim the stems, then place the herbs in a jar containing about 1 inch of water. Cover the jar and store in the fridge, and make sure you change the water every couple of days.
- Basil is an outlier! Prep it as you would other leafy herbs, but put the jar (uncovered) in a warm, bright place.