Frozen Herb Cubes


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Frozen Herb Cubes

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    Don't throw away your extra fresh herbs. You can save them in the freezer by chopping them and placing them in ice cube trays and then pouring olive oil or melted butter over the top.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Fresh herbs
    Gustare Vita olive oil, or Hy-Vee unsalted butter

    Things To Grab

    • Ice cube tray
    • Plastic wrap
    • Freezer containers or resealable plastic bags


    1. Choose firm, fresh herbs, from the store or your own garden; such as: thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, or sage. Remove the stems and discard; chop the herbs as desired.

    2. Pack the wells of ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs. If desired, you can mix up the herbs; think about freezing sage, thyme, and rosemary together and use to roast whole chickens, sweet potatoes or root vegetables.

    3. Pour extra-virgin olive oil or melted unsalted butter over the herbs. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

    4. Remove the frozen cubes and store in freezer containers or small bags. Be sure to label each container or bag with the type of herb and oil inside.

    5. The frozen cubes can be tossed into your favorite pasta sauce, used as a base for soups when sautéing onions or used to sauté fresh vegetables, chicken or pork.

    Nutrition facts


    120 Calories per serving
    1 herb cube

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 14g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 0mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
    • Protein: 0g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 2%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 0%
    Calcium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    Chef Andrew from Ankeny #1, KCCI-TV recipe, April 29, 2016.