FROZEN BASIL PESTO CUBES
4 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic
Juice and zest of one lemon
1 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine basil, cheese, garlic, lemon juice and zest in the bowl of a food processor. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour into plastic ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, remove from tray and place cubes into plastic freezer storage bag to use when needed.
Frozen pesto will last up to 3 months.
Makes about 12 cubes.
Note: This is great for use in sauces, in marinades or pasta.