How to store parsley and other tender herbs so that they stay fresh in the refrigerator for weeks!

How to Store Parsley

How to store parsley and tender herbs so they stay fresh for weeks! This simple trick will save your fresh herbs from imminent brown mushy doom.
Keyword how to store herbs, store herbs, store parsley
Time 15 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Sarah Bond


  • 1 bunch parsley or any tender herbs*


  • Trim: Trim a little off the bottoms of the stems so they can take in more water.
  • Water: Fill a jar or glass partially with water and set the parsley in so that an inch or two of the stems are submerged.
  • Cover: Cover the jar of herbs loosely with a plastic bag.
  • Store: Store in the fridge. Change the water when becomes cloudy (every few days). Herbs should stay fresh for 1 to 2 weeks.


*If using this method on basil, keep at room temperature instead of refrigerating.