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I make tons of pesto to freeze for winter with basil from my garden. Have a big crop of purple basil this year...has anyoneade pesto purple

asked by franksgirl over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

I did, and it ended up a rather muddy color, but it still tasted great!

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added over 3 years ago

Yes, once the pesto is made don't expect it to remain purple. The flavor is fine for pesto. You'll see the same thing happen to purple bell peppers when they cook.