Tips for Preserving Basil All Year Long

Tips for Preserving Basil All Year Long

Basil is that key ingredient that can add certain oomph to almost any sort of cuisine. With that said, many probably wish for a method that’ll allow them to preserve basil they’ve grown all year long. Here are some methods you can utilize to preserve the basil.

  • Salt – wash the basil in water and let it dry. Take a small jar and add a layer of kosher salt at the bottom then the basil leaves and fill it with olive oil. Keep adding the layers in a similar manner until the jar is full.
  • Freeze – was the basil and peel off the leaves and let it dry. Spread the leaves on a tray and let them freeze. Once frozen, store them in an airtight bag. 
  • Ice cubes – wash the basil leaves and chop them. Fill the ice cube tray with these chopped leaves and fill it with olive oil and freeze them. 
  • Puree and freeze – wash the basil in water and let it dry completely. Puree the basil leaves with olive oil in a food processor. Fill the ice cube tray with the puree and freeze it. Once frozen, store it in an airtight freezer-safe container.

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