2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Puree two cups of fresh packed basil leaves in the food processor.
2 Slowly add one half cup olive oil until the mixture has the consistency of a smooth paste.
3 Pour the puree into plastic ice cube trays.
4 It's best to have a special tray just for herbs, because the remaining flavor will then get into your ice cubes.
5 Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until solid.
6 Store cubes, double-bagged, in the freezer and add to soups and sauces for an instant flavor boost.
7 Herbal pastes and pestos are highly concentrated, so use sparingly.