1. Home

Freezing Parsley


How to Freeze Parsley
Herb Ice cubes

Parsley Ice Cubes

Photograph © Kerry Michaels

Many herbs are great when dried, but I think parsley isn't one of them. It's much better frozen and tastes almost as good as fresh. While it's pretty easy and cheap to buy parsley all year long, I grow a ton of it and freeze it in ice cube trays, so I always have it on hand to use in stews, soups, sauces and dips.

I like to freeze parsley, and basil in large silicone ice cube trays.

I've found the best way to freeze parsley or basil is to whir it up in a blender or food processor, adding just enough water or olive oil to form a pretty dry paste.

I then fill the ice trays and freeze them.

I store the ice cubes, in the freezer, inside Ziplock bags or mason jars. I use the parsley and basil cubes for tomato sauce, in stews and soups. It gives them the taste of fresh herbs.

Making Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Large Silicone Ice Cube Trays

Margaret Roach at A Way To Garden, Freezes Parsley in Logs

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.