I've heard people talk for years about the virtues of basil cubes and was sort of never smitten with the idea. This summer with 6 monster plants in the garden, I decided to revisit the idea. It's a super easy, fast way to process a bunch of basil. It's inexpensive, too!
Pick the leaves from the stems and throw them in the food processor.
Add a bit of oil or water (I did it both ways) and quickly process to a chunky consistency.
Portion the slurry into ice cube trays and freeze. Viola!
Use them to finish soups, pasta or sauce. Toss a few into a quick vegetable saute.
No pun intended - they make the passing of summer a bit more palatable.