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Basil cubes: how to preserve the aromatic plant in two steps (with photos and videos)

Basil cubes

Do you have a lot of basil and don't know how to use it? There's no need to throw it away or prepare tons of pesto… basil cubes are the solution!

Two steps: blend and place in the freezer. Here is the time it will take to conserve one of the most popular plants ever in Mediterranean cuisine. Our basil cubes are very easy to make, there are no tricks, in a very short time you will be able to preserve the basil using one of the most respectful methods of the plant which does not alter the taste of the same in any way.

Curious? Let's take a better look at the process for freezing basil with the photo steps and the video recipe and then, if you're still not satisfied, we can always give you some other advice on preserving the aromatic plant .

Basil cubes
Basil cubes

Preparation of basil cubes

Wash the basil

1. First of all , wash the basil leaves thoroughly and carefully remove them from the stem.

Dry basil leaves with a tea towel

2. Once cleaned with cold running water, dab them with a cloth and dry them completely.

Blend the basil

3. Finely chop the basil with a crescent or blend it all together with a hand blender. Add a little extra virgin olive oil so that it mixes well.

Pour the blended basil into the ice cube container

4. Now take the container for the freezer cubes and distribute the mixture inside.

Extract the basil cubes and place them in a freezer bag

5. Place in the freezer for a few hours and use it if necessary, or once frozen, remove your nuggets and always keep them in the freezer in a freezer bag .

Primo Chef's advice

Of fundamental importance for the success of your cubes is to always use fresh and freshly picked basil , as well as high quality EVO oil . If you want a more rustic result, in our opinion you absolutely have to chop the leaves with a knife (or mezzaluna) and then set the mixture with the oil.

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Frozen in this way, the basil cubes will keep for 3-4 weeks .

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