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Basil Puree

Yield Makes about 1 cup or 8 (2-tablespoon) cubes


  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup olive oil or 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

How to Make It

  1. Process basil leaves and olive oil or tomato sauce in a food processor until basil is finely chopped. Spoon mixture into ice-cube trays, and freeze. Store frozen cubes in freezer bags up to 6 months.

  2. Use anywhere you need a burst of fresh basil flavor: in soups, sauces, or salad dressings. Thaw and add to marinades, or drizzle over grilled meats and vegetables.