Pesto...

vfem

Yoga...The Chicken Pose
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Aug 4, 2008
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...can I freeze this for later use?

I want to harvest my basil I have left, dry half and then make pesto and freeze it so I have it for my diet (great replacement for dips and sauces) all winter.
 

vfem

Yoga...The Chicken Pose
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Sweet! I will have to goto the $1 store and get some ice trays to do some that way. I'll do larger amounts for nights I make pasta.
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Thank you!
 

Ironmaiden

Chicken Maiden
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Jun 14, 2010
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Oh you bet! I've frozen it in snack bags, tinfoil cups, whatever I had on hand. After that I use one of those seal machines with the seal bag. It keeps it longer. Some recommend to leave out the pine nuts or cheese until ready to use. I never have though. Good luck!
 

2DogsFarm

Songster
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Apr 10, 2009
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TOTALLY freezable!

I make the pesto (in my blender) then scoop it by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet and put that in the freezer.
When they are frozen solid I put them in a freezer bag.
I can take out as many as I need: 1 T = 1 serving
 

bigmike&nan

Songster
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Mar 19, 2008
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Make huge batches of pesto, then fill ice cube trays with it. Once they have setup you dump the pesto ice cubes into plastic storage bags. Repeat process until all your pesto is cubed. Terrific
 

vfem

Yoga...The Chicken Pose
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Thank you guys! This is going to be a weekend project for sure. Hubby won't be here to see the mess I'll make.... so perfect! LOL
 

Moabite

Songster
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Feb 24, 2010
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Freezing is a great idea! I use baby food jars, but the ice tray idea seems better.

Pesto in eggs over ham with provolone cheese
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