The other day a friend asked me if I knew that you weren’t supposed to refrigerate basil.
Um, no I did not. I guess I have actually never thought about how to store basil because I grow my own and I usually just cut it as I want to use it. She told me the produce guy at her grocery store said it affects the flavor and texture when you stick fresh basil in the fridge.
Huh, who knew?
So, in case you didn’t know either, Mr. Produce Guy suggests that if you are not using it right away, don’t just pull off the leaves, cut it off at the base of the stem. Then keep it in a vase or jar of tepid water on the counter. It will last several days and maintain its flavor.
How easy is that?
Do you store your basil this way too?