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What to do with Too Much Basil?


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What to do with Too Much Basil?

Funwithfood | Jul 20, 2006 03:14 PM

I want to make a whole bunch of pesto at the end of summer, so I planted (from seed) my favorite varietal; Genovese.

The "problem" is, because I have about 16 plants, just pinching off the flowers (must do this or plants begin to die) yields me a whole bunch of basil.

You can only add so much basil to salads, etc. Last night I tried placing the leaves in a Ziploc bag with olive oil, hoping to preserve them until I decide what to do with them.

Any ideas for using large quantities of basil, in a form that can be frozen (as my pesto is at summer's end)?

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