|Keep your fresh herbs much longer in the fridge with this Progressive Fresh Herb Keeper.|
Are you a fan of using fresh herbs in cooking? I love all types of fresh herbs, and for years I've been growing basil, parsley, mint, rosemary, thyme, dill, French tarragon, and sage. But one herb I've never had any luck growing (either outside or in my kitchen window herb garden) is cilantro. And if you're a cilantro fan you know that fresh cilantro doesn't keep well in the fridge, which is why I was so excited to discover this Prepworks Progressive Fresh Herb Keeper. This plastic herb keeper will keep cilantro good in the fridge about 10 days, (and maybe longer but my cilantro doesn't stay around longer than that!) You fill the bottom of the herb keeper with water up to the line, snip off the ends off the bunches of cilantro, and push them down into the tube so the ends are in the water. Of course you can use this for other types of herbs too if you're not a cilantro fan!
I bought this in the middle of the winter and used it for both mint and parsley when I didn't have any growing. And now that I have other herbs growing outside, I always have a bunch of cilantro in the fridge in this herb keeper. I'm loving this little herb keeper so much I've decided to add it to my list of Kalyn's Kitchen Picks, where I spotlight things I love and would happily buy again. And just to show you how useful fresh herbs are in cooking, here are a few of my favorite recipes using them.
(You can find lots more recipes for any type of fresh herb by entering the name of the herb in the search bar located in the upper right sidebar.)
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro rocked my world, and I still make it often!
Tarragon Shrimp Salad with Celery, Green Onions, and Celery Seed is delicious and easy to make.
Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro is something I've been making for years.
Bulgur Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, Mint, and Lemon is similar to Tabbouleh, but there's less grains and more herbs and veggies.
Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil Vinaigrette, and Fresh Herbs is a salad I make every summer.
Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime is a summertime staple at my house.
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs can use most any herbs you have on hand, but I'd always want some basil in the mix.
Parsley Hummus with Whole Wheat Pita Chips is one of my favorites with parsley.
And nothing says summer like basil pesto, and I love this recipe for Sauteed Zucchini with Spinach and Basil Pesto.
What's your favorite out of all the fresh herbs, the one you always try to have in the fridge? Let us know in the comments and share your best ideas for using it.
I purchased the Prepworks Progressive Fresh Herb Keeper myself and this company has no idea that I'm writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don't accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I've chosen under the tab Kalyn's Picks below the blog header.