Putting Basil Away For Winter

We have some gorgeous genovese basil in the garden right now (and a 28 pound watermelon!).  I like to get some set aside for when it’s winter and fresh basil is nowhere to be found.  

 

 

 

I get as much as possible into a mini food processor and whir it up with a drizzle of olive oil.

The resulting basil/olive oil paste gets put into a quart sized freezer bag and it gets popped into the freezer laying flat. Once frozen, just break off a chunk and add it to soups, sauces, pastas etc. A taste of summer in the dead of winter.

 

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