basil

Aromatic herb

Basil

A popular and very aromatic herb used in a wide range of dishes. Basil is
very often used in pesto. I have often substituted pine nuts for sunflower
seeds, almonds or event walnuts!

Storage

Basil is a soft herb that keeps best with its
stems in a jar of water and on your kitchen
counter. The leaves will turn black/brown if
kept in the fridge! Be sure to give it a rinse
before you eat it. Basil can be frozen in
olive oil, pesto or blanched and frozen. I’ve
had great success freezing ice cube trays
of pesto to use year-round.