How to Cut Basil
Learn how to cut basil quickly and easily with this step by step tutorial. Add fresh herbs to your dishes for a boost of flavor.
Stack 5 leaves on top of one another, so they’re curled up, leaving the largest on the bottom.
Roll the leaves up into a tight cylinder.
Using a sharp knife slice the basil as thin as possible from one end to the other.
Separate the ribbons of basil with your hands and use as desired in a recipe that calls for fresh basil.
Storage: Cut basil will keep well in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.
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Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg