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Basil Salt

The time finally came to cut down my enormous basil plant and preserve what I could. I have never had one get so large that it needed supports, this one  was almost three feet tall and two feet in diameter. Huge!

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I was able to fill up four ice cube trays with basil and oil for the freezer and still had tons left. A fellow blogger recently commented on my previous post Preserving Fresh Herbs and mentioned preserving basil in salt.

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So I did some searching and discovered that it is relatively easy and keeps in the refrigerator for up to six months. The general recipe calls for 4 parts basil to 1 part kosher salt and you use an immersion blender to chop and blend the basil and salt together.

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Using the 4 to 1 ratio, I found it a bit wet, so I ended up adding at least another half a cup of salt to get the right consistency. Once complete, I placed them in clean glass mason jars and put them in the fridge…so easy!

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I’ve already used it twice in cooking and it adds so much flavor. It is nice to have another way to preserve that fresh basil flavor I love so much.

I hope you are having a great week!

xoxo

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