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How long is fresh basil pesto good for?

How long is fresh basil pesto good for? I have way too much fresh basil and I made a huge batch of pesto.

How long will this be good for in the refrigerator? Can I freeze it? Or?

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3 Responses to “How long is fresh basil pesto good for?”

  1. what century is this said :

    We use small ice cream scoops
    Make little patties on plastic wrap on top of a metal tray
    Pop them into the freezer.
    They will last awhile….and you can pull out just what you need

    Refrigerated….should last at-least 5 days
    will start to discolor…get dark
    Freezing…the pesto holds it’s color

  2. michael G said :

    Fill an ice cube tray with it. Freeze and then pop the cubes in a zip lock bag. Store in the freezer. When making pesto pasta, nuke two cubes per serving and mix with pasta, add a splash of olive oil and a sprinkle of pine nuts for texture. Pass the Parmesan.

  3. Ms. Diamond Girl said :

    Basil Pesto

    2 cups loosely packed basil leaves, washed and dried thoroughly
    2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
    2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
    1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    Freshly ground black pepper to taste

    In a food processor, combine the basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, and salt and puree. While the motor is running, drizzle in the oil until incorporated. Season with pepper to taste. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator with a piece of plastic wrap placed right on the surface of the pesto to prevent discoloration, for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

    hope this helps. enjoy.


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