How to Dry Dill

Four Easy Methods

If you have a lot of fresh dill, drying it can be a great way to preserve the flavors for a long time. Here are 4 easy methods on how to dry dill.

First, cut dill off the stem and discard any yellow leaves. Rinse it in cool water and spin it dry in a salad spinner. You can then proceed to dry it using one of these four methods.

Prepare Dill

Cut bottom off of the dill plant. Tie dill plants with rubber bands. Hang upside down in a dry, dark,    well-ventilated place. Once dried, remove leaves from   the stems and store in an airtight   container.

Air Drying


Clean and cut the stems into   smaller pieces. Place on a tray in your food   dehydrator and set to between   95-100F. Takes 4 to 6 hours to dry. Store in an airtight container in a   cool, dark place.

Oven Drying

Preheat oven between 150 and   200F, then turn it off. Place the dill on a baking sheet in   the oven with the oven light on. Check after 25-30 minutes, and   then every 15 minutes until it’s dried. Let it cool completely before storing   in an airtight container.

In The Microwave

Rinse, dry and place the dill on a   paper towel. Microwave on high for about two   minutes, in 30-second intervals. Do not overcook. Store in an airtight container.

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