Simple Solutions: How to preserve fresh basil

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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