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.
How To Make Your Own Dried Cooking Herbs. Never let your fresh garden herbs become overgrown or wasted! Follow these simple instructions and you can learn how to make dried herbs for recipe and even how to make your own herbal tea!