Because of living on a military base in a different country I have limited access to fresh herbs and there's a definite lack of variety. Since I love cooking with fresh herbs I have decided to try growing my own so keep your fingers crossed for me! In the meantime I researched how to freeze basil in order to have it on hand when I need it and there isn't any available. This method was the best I found because it separates them into two tablespoon quantities and it is perfect for cooking. It couldn't be simpler or easier, not to mention it saves money!
How to Freeze Fresh Basil
Using a food processor, coarsely chop clean basil leaves. Drizzle in olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) and pulse lightly so that all the leaves are coated with oil.
This will keep the basil from turning black in the freezer. Scoop the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
Transfer the basil cubes to freezer bags and use as needed. One cube is equivalent to about two tablespoons fresh basil.