We’re preserving fresh herbs by turning them into these easy and convenient Herb Cubes.
I’m into herbs. It’s true, I am quite fond of almost all of them. Fresh herbs bring so much to both dishes and drinks. I grow as many varieties of fresh herbs as I can during the spring and summer.
Despite how much I cook with herbs, every summer it seems like I have them coming out of my ears. Instead of wasting the excess, I preserve them. Some herbs I dry and some I preserve in olive oil to by making these herb cubes.
What do You Need To Preserve Fresh Herbs in Oil?
Are your ready to hear how hard this is? You might need to get out a pencil and paper. Here’s what you’ll need: fresh herbs, an ice cube tray and olive oil. That’s it.
If you can pluck and pour you’re golden.
Which Fresh Herbs Freeze Best?
I have found the best herbs to use in this process are hearty herbs like: rosemary, sage, parsley, thyme, basil and oregano. Simply remove herbs from stalks prior to getting started.
How to Use Herb Cubes?
Are you wondering what to do with those time saving convenient herb cubes? They’re perfect for dropping into soups, stews, starting sauces, sautéing onions, shallots, and mushrooms. I also like to place them on roasting trays when I’m roasting vegetables.
I’m betting you’ll find new way to use them and then you’ll have to share them with me because you’re a giver and it’s the right thing the do.
Once you have these convenient timesaving cubes in your freezer you may wonder what you did without them.
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Want more FRESH HERB INSPO? Try
- fresh herbs - remove herbs from stalks - roughly chop leave whole.
- olive oil
- Fill ice cube tray wells 1/2 full with fresh herbs.
- Pour olive oil over herbs. Do not overfill.
- If ice cube tray doesn't have a cover, cover ice cube tray with plastic wrap. Transfer to freezer and freeze until solid.
- Transfer frozen herb cubes to a freezer bag, return bag to freezer.
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