How to Freeze Basil
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
basil, olive oil, summer
large bowl or bucket
food processor, 7-cup model or larger
ice cube trays
large plastic freezer bags
extra virgin olive oil
Put basil leaves in a large bowl or bucket and cover with water. Allow to rest for about 15 minutes, then drain in the colander and rinse again.
Process in batches, about 3 packed cups of basil at a time. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the basil while processing. If it seems dry, add 1 tablespoon.
Transfer processed basil to the ice cube trays, pressing the chopped leaves down. Freeze until solid, about 8 hours, then remove and put in the large plastic freezer bag. Will keep for up to 6 months.
You can find this recipe at https://andreasrecipes.com.