How to freeze fresh basil from your garden to use long after we say goodbye to summer!
Today I’m going to show you how to freeze fresh basil from your garden to use long after we say goodbye to summer. There are a few different ways to freeze basil, but I like to make frozen basil cubes with olive oil.
This is a great method to use so you have fresh basil on hand for any soup, stew or tomato based recipe you’ll be making come the next few months. Make sure you check out the recipes I share at the bottom of this post that you can use with the basil ice cubes. Yummy!
Helpful Kitchen Tools
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- Salad Spinner
- Ice Cube Trays
- Stainless Steel Veggie Chopper
- Stainless Steel Veggie Chopper – works great too if you don’t have a food processor.
How to Freeze Fresh Basil
How to Prepare the Basil
After you have picked all the basil from your garden, take it off the stem, wash and dry it. I like to use my salad spinner to make sure all the water is removed.
How to Chop the Basil
Using either a food processor or a sharp knife, cut the basil leaves into small pieces and place in an ice cube tray.
How Much Olive Oil to Add
How to Remove Frozen Basil Ice Cubes
Remove the frozen basil ice cubes from the ice cube tray and store in a freezer safe plastic container or bag for up to 6 months. Don’t forget to label the container so you know exactly what’s inside!
Recipes with Fresh Basil
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