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Finally! I can preserve all that basil I have growing for enjoyment during winter time. I tried drying the leaves and it was gross.


Surprisingly, both cilantro and basil freeze very well. After cutting the leaves, preferably in the early morning while they are freshest, we mix them with a small amount of olive oil... just enough to coat the leaves. They are then packed into freezer bags and frozen for later use. The olive oil makes it really easy to separate the frozen leaves and also adds an extra flavor to the mix.

from The Café Sucre Farine

How to Make Basil Oil

Basil Oil - I'm sure you've seen the little packs of basic at the grocery store. That and some oil is all it takes for make this fabulous condiment., that's perfect for a dipping sauce or a drizzle for steak, fish, poultry and a zillion other things!

from Get Busy Gardening

Harvesting And Storing Basil Leaves Fresh From The Garden

Harvesting and storing basil leaves is one of the first things I do in late summer, so I can preserve as much of the amazing flavor as I can for winter.

from The Kitchn

3 Tips for Preserving Fresh Basil All Year Long — Tips from

The best way to store basil may not be the prettiest way, but it can keep a bunch fresh and green for up to a week or two. Give this a try!

from Kalyn's Kitchen®

How to Freeze Fresh Basil and Ideas for Using Frozen Basil

Here are instructions for How to Freeze Fresh Basil, a method I've used for more than 20 years. The frozen basil is great all winter in soup, stew, and pasta sauce, and this post has links to some recipes ideas to use your frozen basil. [found on]

from Sprint 2 the Table

Basil Avocado Hummus [Recipe