One of the greatest perks of having your own garden with plenty of fresh produce is to have your own basil plants for making basil pesto. Basil pesto freezes beautifully, making this a key way of preserving the fresh brightness in basil. Of primary importance is using tender young leaves, not the ones that are shooting to seed.
Watch the video here or check out the basil pesto video on YouTube.
Be brave and free in experimenting with your basil cubes. Use them with soups, sauces, vegetables and grains…not just the classic pasta (which is, of course, an exceptional way to use it your basil pesto).
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