Drying Herbs in the Microwave

Again, for best results, consider drying just the herbs that have more of a woody stem and tough leaves like thyme, oregano or savory. Soft leaf herbs like basil, parsley, cilantro or marjoram will lose their flavor almost completely.

Microwave-drying herbs – Space a couple of handfuls of cleaned herbs and sprigs evenly on a double layer of paper towel and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Microwaving also preserves color quite well. Store in airtight containers.