Sometimes you haven’t had a chance to use your basil fast enough, you end up with an overabundance of it, or you stock up while it’s BOGO in our Farm Market! Here are 3 ways of preserving it so it lasts!
Freeze Whole Leaves
Freezing whole leaves preserves the flavor and the life of your fresh basil. Believe it or not, you can use frozen basil the same way you would fresh basil! When you freeze it, however, the leaves shrink, so plan on using a little bit more!
Freeze In Olive Oil
Easily add basil to salad dressings, sauces, a sautee pan or soups with this easy preservation method!
Dried basil isn’t as flavorful as fresh or frozen basil, but it has its own earthy profile and tastes even better if you make it yourself!
Note: You can also use a dehydrator! Dehydrate the leaves based on your dehydrator’s instructions.