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Freeze Basil In Olive Oil

Basil that is frozen in olive oil retains its flavor and aroma better than basil which has been dried.
  • Gather basil, wash and pat dry.
  • Remove leaves from stems.
  • Pause to enjoy the heavenly fragrance.
  • Place leaves in blender with a little olive oil-just enough to allow the blender to chop the basil.
  • If the basil doesn't chop and blend well with the olive oil, add a little more olive oil.
  • You want a predominance of basil and just enough oil.
  • Freeze the chopped basil and olive oil in plastic ice cube trays or in very small freezer containers. After the basil cubes are frozen, seal in a freezer bag.

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