1. Freeze into ice cubes
By freezing herbs in oil, you can have an immediate flavor booster on hand at all times as a base for stews, soups, and roasts. Why oil and not water? Turns out preserving herbs this way reduces the chances of freezer burn.
Keep in mind, though, that this works best with tougher herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano, and thyme.
2. Blend into smoothies
Drinking herbs?…. weird I know. But with the help of fruit for sweetness and almond milk for creaminess and depth, fragrant herbs can be wonderful accompaniments to refreshing smoothies.
3. Dry and make spice blends
With equal parts savory, thyme, rosemary, basil, tarragon, and lavender, Herbs de Provence is a simple way to jazz up chicken, fish, or potatoes.