How to Preserve Fresh Basil?

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The easiest way to preserve fresh basil is by air drying it in a cool dry place. There are other more intense methods, including freezing, heat drying, and salt or oil preservation.
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Ways to Preserve Fresh Basil
Whether you start the basil from seed indoors in the early spring or plant it in your outdoor garden, this easy-to-grow annual herb will produce many useful, aromatic leaves. Of the many types of plants, Ocimum basilicum, sweet basil, with its deep green... More »
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Wrap the stems of several pieces of basil, and hang upside down in a dry, well ventilated area. Do not tie too many stems together, or they will not dry fast enough, and may become moldy. When completely dry, store in clean jars, with a tight fitting lid, in a dark pantry. Be careful not to break the leaves, or you will lose some of the flavor.
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1. Wash basil in cold water and dry. 2. Pull leaves from the stems and place 2 cups of basil leaves and 2 tbsp. of olive oil into a food processor with the knife blade attached. 3
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The best way to store fresh basil is by keeping it in a glass of fresh water on the counter. Be sure to cut the ends when putting them in for the first time. It allows them to draw
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: They can be frozen into ice cubes, then when you need them you just drop the ice cube into the dish. . Answer: I sometimes freeze basil, or put in a ziploc and freeze it.
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Ziploc and freeze.
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