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I'll show you exactly how to dry herbs in the microwave, it's quick, easy and a lot of fun! --- The microwave preserves color and flavor like no other method, and in minutes you can have months' worth of herbs ready to go.

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  • fresh herbs
  • parsley
  • cilantro
  • sage
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • marjoram
  • tarragon
  • oregano
  • basil
  • plain paper or parchment paper


  1. Make sure your herbs are clean and completely DRY.
  2. Working with one herb at a time, lay them out in a single layer on a piece of paper that will fit in your microwave. If possible, remove the leaves from the stems.
  3. Microwave on full power for anywhere from 30 - 90 seconds, depending on your herbs and your particular microwave. (see chart above)
  4. Check the herbs and if they feel crisp they are done, but if they feel soft, microwave them for a few more seconds. Don't over-do it or they will turn brown and burn.
  5. Let the dried herbs cool down and then crush them with clean hands, and package them in small jars or plastic bags.
  6. Store in a cool dark place and use within 6 months.

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