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Dill is considered a delicate but flavorful herb, but unfortunately, it has a very short life cycle after it is cut fresh. Dill has traditionally been used in numerous Scandinavian dishes, but has become popular in many summer inspired recipes all over the world. This popular herb can be purchased at supermarkets and farmers markets, but with little effort and a great deal of sun and water, dill can be grown from seeds in a small planter in your window sill or backyard. Once cut, there are a couple of steps you must take to make sure your dill stay fresh.
How to Keep Fresh Cut Dill Fresh
Make sure before purchasing your dill that there are no rotting leaves on the dill stems. If you find any rotting, this indicates that the dill is not fresh and will rot prematurely.
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Remove the dill from the bag it came in and rinse the dill stems under cold water.
Wet a paper towel and ring out any extra moisture. The paper towel should be damp, not soaked.
Roll the dill in the wet paper towel. Fold in the ends to seal. Place the wrapped dill in a plastic bag.
Place the wrapped dill in the fridge. This dill should last up to seven days.
Check the moisture of the paper towel each day. If the paper towel becomes dry, them sprinkle fresh water on the paper towel and place back in the plastic bag.
Discard any dill that may form on the dill. If mold forms on the paper towel, it may indicate your fridge is too warm. Keep the temperature of your fridge on a minimum of 40 degrees or lower.