Ever buy a bunch of cilantro when you only need a small bit for a recipe? Or do you plant an herb garden that always overproduces?
Here’s a very quick & easy way to freeze those fresh herbs for later use:
Wash, remove stems, and chop the herbs.
Put roughly 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of the chopped herbs into ice cube trays (I didn’t measure; I just plopped some into each cube). Fill the ice cube tray with water and freeze.
Remove cubes and place in an airtight freezer bag for up to two months. To use in recipes, just pull out the necessary amount of cubes and add to your soup, stew, sauce, etc. If need be, thaw first and then add to your recipe.
How simple is that? It’s a great way to preserve fresh herbs — and to not let any go to waste before you have a chance to use them!