I know that the basil plant is an annual and won't winter here, so I came up with a way to preserve some.
I put about 2 cups of basil leaves into my food processor with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil... and processed them on HIGH till they were pulverized and completely blended with the oil. I had to stop a couple of times, and push them down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
When I was happy with the mixture, I spooned it into 6 compartments of an icecube tray and popped it into the freezer.
Now I can use them in soups, sauces, and pasta dishes, and know that each cube is equal to a single Weight Watchers Points Plus Value, and a healthy serving of oil.
Into the food processor....
and then the ice cube trays.
To melt, just pop into a warm skillet.
Add other veggies if you like.
Or add to already cooking veggies.
Have you tried freezing herbs?