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Leda Meredith

Preserving Cilantro, Basil and Other Fresh Herbs

By February 8, 2013

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You bought a bunch of fresh herbs because a recipe you wanted to try called for a sprig or two. Now what to do with the rest of the bunch?

Some leafy herbs dry well, but others including parsley, cilantro, basil, chervil and rosemary do not. It's a waste of food and money to throw out most of a bunch of fresh herbs just because you couldn't use them fast enough. Here are some ways to preserve their fresh flavors:

How to Make Herb Butter

Cilantro Salt

Rosemary Salt

How to Make Herbal Vinegar

The Best Ways to Preserve Basil

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