How to perk up your cut Herbs

Perk up your Parsley by placing in a cup of water.

I just figured this out and wanted to share my discovery to perk up fresh herbs. If you have fresh-cut parsley or cilantro or another type of freshly cut herb getting “droopy” or “floppy” while waiting for you to use it up, try this:

Cut the stems a tiny bit, about a 1/4 inch, then place in a cup of cool water. Give them about 30 minutes, and you’ll see them perk right up!  I have had success with Cilantro and Parsley, and believe this could work for any other stem based leafy herb, like Mint or Sage.

Do you have another tip to perk up herbs? With the summer’s yield, I am not wanting to waste a bit of them.

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About Holli

A "cooking from scratch" geek, Mom, Wife, Seattle Native, Photographer and serial volunteer.
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