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How to Preserve Fresh Herbs in the Freezer

An easy pesto recipe to preserve fresh herbs

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups herbs
  • ⅓ cup nuts or seeds (pine nuts, almonds, pistachio, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine herbs and nuts and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add the Parmesan, if adding, and pulse again.
  3. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil and lemon juice.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. When storing, drizzle some extra olive oil on top of the pesto to create an air tight seal.
  6. Will keep in refrigerator about 1 week. Will keep in freezer about 3 months.

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