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Best Way to Save Fresh Basil!

The Best Way to Save Fresh Basil

It's hardly a recipe, but you need it!
Keyword freezing basil, harvest, meal prep
Author Robin Asbell


  • fresh basil
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Pick all the leaves from your basil. Place them in a food processor bowl. Process, scraping down as needed, until the basil is minced.
  • Drizzle in olive oil with the machine running, just until a paste is produced.
  • Scrape the paste into sturdy quart-sized zip-top freezer bags, and flatten into a sheet, about 1/3 inch thick. Label the bag and lay flat in the freezer until solid.
  • To use, break off a chunk of the paste and add to pestos, sauces, soups, or anything else that needs a little basil, and a little taste of Summer!