Surprisingly, both cilantro and basil freeze very well. After cutting the leaves, preferably in the early morning while they are freshest, we mix them with a small amount of olive oil... just enough to coat the leaves. They are then packed into freezer bags and frozen for later use. The olive oil makes it really easy to separate the frozen leaves and also adds an extra flavor to the mix.
Preserving Fresh Basil Easily in the Refrigerator with Olive Oil
My hubby was on Skype with his sister in NY last Saturday night. I was being nosey minding my own business while making sauce & meatballs while they chatted. Turns out, she was making sauce too. Imagine that? Eventually, I heard her explaining how our Aunt Loretta stores her fresh basil in the refrigerator for up to …
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again With These Tips for Preserving It
Basil: How to Grow, Chop & Freeze | Simple tips for growing and harvesting basil. Includes how to chiffonade or chop basil for cooking and preserving. Step by step directions for freezing basil are also included. Keep this amazing herb at your fingertips year-round! #Sponsored