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Freezing basil?

Leaving for a 9 day vacation in 2 hours. Had every intention of making pesto last night with our bumper basil crop but got home really late for work. Can I freeze it? Put it in a glass of water in the fridge?

asked by MTMitchell over 4 years ago
3 answers 1634 views
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added over 4 years ago

I found an earlier thread on this very topic: http://www.food52.com/hotline...

164ae6cf b233 45ae a461 8d7543fae705  melissa mitchell
added over 4 years ago

Awesome. Thank you for that! Processes with oil and in little bags in freezer. Also "bumper crop" looks not so bumper after being processed!

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added over 4 years ago

Too late for your departure, but i freeze whole basil leaves all the time for use in sauces, soups, stews, etc. Store in a ziploc freezer bag.