How To Store Fresh Garden Basil

From caprese salads to punching up cold pasta dishes, basil is the perfect fresh herb for all your summer dishes. If your herb garden is producing more basil than you can use in a week, there are plenty of ways to keep it fresh until your next delicious meal.

A Basil Bouquet

To keep cut basil on the stem fresh for up to a week, place the stems in a glass of water like a bouquet. Room temperature will keep the leaves a vibrant green. If you’re storing the basil for longer than a few days, putting a plastic produce bag over the basil leaves will lock in moisture. Change the water frequently for optimal freshness….Click Here To Keep Reading

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