To store parsley in the refrigerator, wash the parsley in plain water, and shake well to dry. Wrap the herbs in a damp paper towel, but avoid using a dripping wet paper towel. Seal the wrapped bunch in a plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator door or crisping drawer.
Be sure to check the towel every few days. Replace with a new damp paper towel or mist with water when it feels dry. If longer storage is needed, simply place the plastic bag in the freezer.
There are other ways that also work very well to keep parsley fresh. Using a moist kitchen towel instead of paper towels works very well and is a good option for environmentally friendly parsley storage. When using a kitchen towel, do not wrap the parsley in a plastic bag. Simply roll the parsley in the towel, and store in the crisping drawer.
Another way to get great results when storing parsley in the refrigerator is to cut the stems and place the herbs in a cup of water. About every other day, replace the water and re-cut the stems. Stored in the door of the refrigerator, parsley may last up to two weeks with this method. This approach also works for cilantro.