Simple Solutions: How to preserve fresh basil

We show you some simple tips and tricks for preserving fresh basil with things you'll already have in your home.

In this episode of Ideal Home’s Simple Solutions we show you how to preserve fresh basil.

Step 1: Separate basil leaves, place in a colander and wash thoroughly
Step 2: Lay the basil leaves out on a large dish and allow to air dry
Step 3: Fill a sterilised jar with a layer of sea salt. Then place a layer of basil leaves over the top and coat with olive oil
Step 4: Repeat the process until the jar is full

Tip: Make sure all the leaves are fully submerged in oil. Your preserved basil will last in the fridge for up to a year.

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