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How to Freeze Pesto

April 13, 2020

These easy steps for making frozen pesto cubes will help you preserve your basil harvest in the months to come.

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Bountiful Basil Harvest

Turn your basil harvest into a delicious pesto you can use throughout the year, by freezing. Start with our pesto recipe here.

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Place Freshly Made Pesto in the Ice Cube Tray

You will need a completed recipe of your favorite pesto, an ice cube tray, a cookie scoop (optional), plastic wrap, freezer storage bag, and a drinking straw. Make your favorite pesto recipe and use it to fill an ice cube tray. Tip: use a medium cookie scoop for consistent serving sizes.

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Seal Pesto Before Freezing

Press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pesto to prevent oxidation. You'll need a piece about twice the length of the tray. Wrap the entire tray with another piece of plastic wrap. Place the ice tray in the freezer and freeze completely.

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Place Pesto Cubes in a Storage Bag

Remove the pesto cubes from the tray and place them in a single layer in a freezer storage bag.

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