- 1 bunch of wilted herbs
- ice cubes
* This technique can be used with basil, mint, chervil and cilantro.
** Basil can be a bit high maintenance to revive & store- if it’s exposed to cold water for too long, the leaves will turn black. Shock the leaves (not soak) for about 1-2 minutes, or just enough to perk them up. Pat dry and use right away. Washed basil does not keep very well. Get a plant ;)
- Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with cold water and ice.
- For the herbs, cut off the stems and remove any bruised, dry or damaged leaves.
- Submerge the picked herbs into the ice bath.
- Soak for about 15-30 minutes, or until they perk up and look refreshed.
- Drain the herbs in a colander.
- Dry thoroughly with a clean kitchen towel or salad spinner.
- To store, place the herbs in an air-tight container lined with a paper towel on the top and bottom to absorb any extra moisture. You can also do this in a Ziploc bag. Use within a couple of days.