How to freeze basil to keep it healthy: tips to keep it healthy

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Fresh basil
Fresh basil. Source:

Basil is a herb that is indispensable not only for vegetable salads, but also for meat, sauces, and even desserts and drinks. It can be harvested for the winter in several ways, including freezing, drying, and canning.

Basil and tomatoes

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you how to freeze basil in the freezer for the winter, but in such a way that it remains healthy.

How to freeze basil properly

First of all, before you freeze basil, you need to soak it for 30 minutes in cool water with salt. This will help get rid of any insects that may have remained in the herbs. After that, rinse the basil again with running water and dry it.

How to freeze basil properly

How to freeze basil correctly

1. Fresh and whole

How to properly freeze green basil

Wash and dry the leaves, put them in a zipper bag, let the air out, and close the bag.

2. Cut basil

Basil for freezing

Wash and chop the basil, put it in bags, and put it in the freezer.

3. Basil in oil

Purple basil

Wash the basil, dry it, chop it, mix it with vegetable oil 1:2, stir it, and put the mixture into ice cube trays and put it in the freezer. Then remove and transfer the cubes to a bag and put them back in the freezer for storage.

Basil and oil

This way you can freeze basil with broth and water!

A dish with basil

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