View Full Version : freezing basil ?
08-20-2007, 06:28 PM
Has anyone ever frozen fresh basil? I've got a lot of basil in my garden and don't have time right now to use it.
08-20-2007, 06:34 PM
gg the best way to freeze basil is to make pesto out of it, then freeze the pesto. Forget about freezing the basil plain, it won't work well, but the pesto works great.
If you don't have a recipe, you can just put the basil, olive oil, garlic, and some sea salt in your FP. Then to freeze, you can put it in ice cube trays, but I prefer just making little "puddles" out of it on parchment on a baking tray, then going back when it's frozen and putting the little pucks in a bag and freezing them like that.
08-20-2007, 06:37 PM
Hi Garden Granny,
I have successfully frozen basil.
I made a simple pesto: basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt. I poured it in an icecube tray. When it was frozen I put all my pesto cubes in a ziplock bag and put back in the freezer.
I also freeze parsley and oregano with success. I just chop the herbs and put in ziplog bags.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
08-20-2007, 06:53 PM
thanks for your responses, I'll make pesto and then freeze it!
08-20-2007, 09:35 PM
pine nuts are another key ingredient in pesto. walnuts can also be used.
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