Can You Freeze Sage?
You CAN freeze sage.
More Info: Freezing sage is not only one of the easiest preservation methods, it also seals in the flavor. With the traditional preservation method of drying herbs, there is much color and flavor loss during the process.
When to Harvest Sage for Freezing
Sage is best harvested right before the plant is ready to flower. You can either harvest the sage plants in stalks or single leaves early in the morning after the sun has dried the dew but prior to the sun evaporating the essential oils that bring out sage's flavor.
How to Prepare Sage for Freezing
Sage is best frozen immediately following harvest. If you can't freeze it immediately, store your newly harvested sage in a small cup of water like a bouquet of flowers, cover with a plastic freezer bag, and refrigerate until needed.
Wash your sage stalks gently and arrange them on a paper towel to dry. Allow them to fully dry prior to freezing. Remove any suboptimal foliage.
How to Freeze Sage
Sage freezes well right on the stalk so you have the option of freezing the whole stalk or freezing just the leaves. Either way the process is the same.
Arrange your sage in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Place in the freezer overnight.
Remove the frozen sage from the cookie sheet and store in a clear, plastic freezer bag.
Use as needed.