How To Dry Fresh Herbs

  • Author: Lauren Daniel


No need to throw those fresh herbs out if you aren’t using them, drying herbs for yourself is the best option for ensuring they haven’t been sitting on a shelf for a year, and that they will add the best flavor possible.


  • Fresh herbs
  • Twine or String
  • Warm, dry environment
  • Patience


  1. Tie herbs into bundles leaving a loop to hang upside down.*
  2. Hang herbs in a dry, warm area.
  3. Leaves will appear dark and will be crispy in texture. Remove from stems and store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks for best flavor. Chop larger leafed herbs before storing.
  4. Small leafed herbs like thyme, oregano, and rosemary will take about 4-7 days to dry out completely. While larger leaves, like basil and parsley, can take up to 2 weeks.


*Be sure to keep these bundles breathable and small otherwise they will not dry well and may mold.