What are Basil Cubes you may ask?
Every Fall I make a mix of Basil, Olive Oil and Salt and freeze it. It's not Pesto, few ingredients are missing to be called pesto. Pesto from the verb Pestare means to pound. Later on the word pesto became the word for "Pesto Genovese" a sauce made with basil leaves. Dean and I prefer to make pesto with a mix of parsley and basil leaves. So Yummy. Ok back to my Basil Cubes. It's great to have Basil Cubes in your frizzer to add to tomato sauce, spreads like butter and basil or cream cheese mixed with basil and served with fresh baked bread!!!!
Start by pulling the basil leaves off the stem, wash them and start filling the blender with the leaves and 2 teaspoons of salt and enough olive oil for easy mixing. Blend until creamy.
Poor into the ice tray and freeze it. When completely frozen transfer the cubes into zip lock bags.