How to: Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

How to Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil


  • fresh herbs
  • olive oil/unsalted melted butter


  • Choose fresh herbs from the market or your own garden.
  • Dice them well, or leave on branches and leaves. The herbs are finely diced in the photo.
  • Put them on trays of ice cubes (about 2/3 full of herbs).
  • You can mix herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary).
  • Place unsalted melted butter or extra virgin olive oil over the herbs.
  • Cover with plastic.
  • Freeze.
  • Remove frozen cubes and store in small containers or bags to freeze.
  • Do not forget to mark each container or bag with the type of herbs (and oil) inside!
  • Enjoy!

Submitted by Jessica Smith

Add Comment