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      Kalyn's Kitchen: How to Freeze Fresh Basil Looking for ways to preserve my plentiful fresh herbs! Result: Great idea! I froze some basil and oregano with a little olive oil in an ice cube tray and just pulled out a cube or two every now and then to throw in some sauce or soup. It was easy and tasty!

    • Regina Goodman

      How to freeze fresh basil -- I wish my basil plant had survived!

    • Jennifer Bailey

      HOW TO FREEZE BASIL Basil will actually produce more leaves if it's vigorously trimmed a few times each year, since everywhere you cut the stem it produces two new stems. Just be sure to keep a few leaves on each stem (remember high school botany, that's where the plant gets food.) ///// STEP ONE: Pinch off all the basil leaves, discard the stems, and wash the leaves very well in a salad spinner. Spin them as dry as you possibly can. (If you don't have a salad spinner, just wash your basil leaves in the sink and dry them well with paper towels). STEP TWO: Put a few of handfuls of basil into the food processor, using the steel blade. The food processor bowl should be full, but not tightly packed. STEP THREE: Pulse the food processor with one hand and drizzle olive oil into the feed tube with the other hand, just pulsing until the basil is coarsely chopped. You should make sure that all the basil is coated with oil too, which keeps it from going dark in the freezer. I use about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil for each batch in the food processor when I'm making coarsely chopped basil like this to use for pasta sauce, soup, or stew during the winter. When I'm making basil puree to add to basil vinaigrette I use more oil and chop the basil much more finely. STEP 4: Have two sizes of these little plastic containers with tight lids to freeze the basil. It doesn't matter what size container you use, but a good trick is to measure the containers before you first use them. That way, when you pull one out of the freezer for a recipe, you'll know how much it is.

    • Faye Brumby Hollinger

      Kalyn's Kitchen®: How to Freeze Fresh Basil...I am doing this with all the herbs I grow this year. Will mix & match per recipe

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