How can you preserve basil?

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Peggy Woodward, RD

DEAR PEGGY: I am growing veggies in my yard this summer and have beautiful basil. How can I preserve it for the best taste possible later on in the year? I’ve heard that you can freeze herbs in ice cube trays. Is that true? —C.E., Spring, Utah

It's true that you can freeze fresh herbs in ice cube trays. You can also freeze whole leaves or use all of that basil to make pesto and freeze the pesto for future use.

Check out this short video on preserving herbs, including how to freeze fresh herbs in ice cube trays.