Spices and aromatic plants are allies in the kitchen. They are ideal for flavoring and enhancing the taste of dishes. To flavor your sauces or broths, you can add a bouquet garni. This is made from thyme, bay leaf sauce and parsley, tied together. To enjoy the flavor of plants, they must be fresh! In this article, we show you how to store fresh parsley for up to two months!
Keeping aromatic plants fresh is possible! All you have to do is adopt the right advice. Don’t know how to store your parsley? Don’t worry, in this article you will find all the techniques you need to keep your parsley fresh for as long as possible.
How to store fresh parsley stalks?
To keep fresh parsley for a long time, it is important to choose it carefully. It should be bright green in color and have a fresh scent. Avoid dry, brown or shriveled parsley, which has lost its freshness even before being stored. You can therefore preserve this aromatic plant in different ways.
Store the parsley in a jar
Store the parsley in an airtight container
You can do this in two different ways.
Store the parsley in a jar.
Chop it finely and store it in an airtight glass jar. This way the parsley stays fresher than if it were kept on branches.
Chop the parsley
Store the parsley in the refrigerator
Wash the parsley first to remove any dust, dirt and bugs that have gotten into the herb. Gently shake the parsley to remove excess water;
Finely chop the parsley and discard the stems.
Arrange the parsley on a plate, then store it in the refrigerator. Keep the plate away from foods that could leak onto the parsley;
Every day, add the parsley. Turning it on all sides will ensure it dries evenly;
Use an airtight container to store dried parsley and store it in a cool, dry place.
Store the parsley in a jar with water
Fresh parsley can be kept in a bouquet of flowers.
Do you want your parsley to stay fresh in your water pot? Simply cut the bottom of the stems by 12mm to allow them to absorb more water then remove the golden leaves.
Make sure the leaves are dry. To avoid wetting the leaves, only rinse your herbs when they are ready to use them;
Place the parsley sprigs in a jar or glass container filled ¾ with water;
Store aromatic herbs in the refrigerator. To do this, loosely wrap a plastic bag around the pot. Secure it with an elastic band. The bag will allow the leaves to retain their moisture and prevent them from browning.
Change the water in the pot every other day to keep the herbs fresh;
Before using the parsley, rinse it under cold water and dry it with a paper towel or salad spinner.
This tip can keep your weed fresh for up to two weeks. Note that this same method can be used to preserve basil. But instead of refrigerating it, it is recommended to store it at room temperature… All you have to do is enjoy the freshness of your favorite herbs!
Store the parsley in a paper towel
Store the parsley in a paper towel
We have a smart idea for you to take care of your aromatic plant in a different way! Use a damp paper towel (a paper towel, preferably unprinted) and wrap it around the parsley. Place everything in an airtight refrigerator-safe bag to keep the leaves intact and prevent them from wilting. Remember to re-moisten the paper towels once they are dry.
How to store chopped parsley in the freezer?
To keep parsley for several weeks, the best solution is to store it in the freezer.
Should you wash parsley before freezing?
Before freezing diced parsley, it is important to wash and dry it well. This will help you avoid freezing your lawn with soil, or worse, insects!