3 Ways to Freeze Parsley

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3 Ways to Freeze Parsley
3 Ways to Freeze Parsley

Freezing the parsley at its best ensures that you have this fresh spice available all year round. Parsley can be frozen into branches, chopped and kept in cubes, or processed into a pesto sauce. Choose the method that suits you best and suits your needs.


Method 1 of 3: Method One: Using Plastic Packaging

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Step 1. Wash the parsley

Rinse them in cold water and let them air dry. If you want to speed up the process, dry them gently with a paper towel, taking care not to damage the leaves.

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Step 2. Remove the stems

Wait until the leaves are completely dry and remove the stem until you have a large amount of leaves separated.

If you want to keep the stems, skip this step

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Step 3. Roll and join the sheets

The secret is to keep the leaves very compactly, which will help in their conservation.

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Step 4. Pack them in plastic bags suitable for freezing food

Use small bags and leave them completely filled with parsley.

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Step 5. Use the parsley when necessary

When you need parsley in a recipe, all you need to do is remove a portion of the frozen parsley from the container with a sharp knife. The parts will come loose and be ready to use, without even needing to chop them.

Method 2 of 3: Method Two: Storing Them in Ice Cubes

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Step 1. Wash and dry the parsleys

You can use a drying rack or paper towel to dry them.

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Step 2. Remove leaves from stems

This will facilitate storage by this method.

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Step 3. Fill an ice pan with the parsley

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Step 4. Fill with water

Use as little water as possible, just enough to cover the parsley and form the ice cubes.

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Step 5. Place the ice cube trays in the freezer

Leave them in the freezer until the cubes are ready. You can keep the cubes in the form until you use them, or detach them and store them in an appropriate plastic bag.

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Step 6. Thaw a cube whenever you need it

You can add the cube directly to the recipe or let it thaw and then separate the parsley from the water.

Method 3 of 3: Method Three: Freezing in Pesto Sauce

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Step 1. Make a pesto sauce according to your favorite recipe

Parsley can be easily frozen in the form of pesto sauce - a mixture of herbs, oil and nuts. Preparing pesto sauce is a great way to preserve the flavor of the parsley in a handy sauce that can be used in a variety of dishes. To prepare the pesto, see the recipe below:

  • Wash and chop 2 cups of parsley.
  • Mix 1 cup of nuts or cashews, ½ cup of Parmesan cheese, 3 cloves of garlic and ½ tablespoon of salt in a food processor.
  • Add ½ cup of olive oil to the mixture while blending the ingredients.
  • Add the parsley and beat until it forms a smooth mixture.
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Step 2. Place pesto in freezer containers

Divide it into individual packages or enough for a meal to facilitate the defrosting process when necessary.

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Step 3. Freeze packages flat

Stack plastic containers flat and flat until frozen. Once solidified, you can store them upright to save freezer space.

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Step 4. Finished


  • The pesto sauce lasts for several months in the freezer.
  • Note the date of preparation of the sauce on the packages.

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