I had lots of basil this year from my garden. My freezer is full of pesto!....I know....I will be making pasta with pesto, risotto, minestrone, panini, and so on....
I had my last basil bunch, and I didn't want to make more pesto. A friend told me that she makes Basil's salt....I made it.....and I'm amazed....it is delicious!!
You have to wash and dry the basil. Then, you weight it. The proportion is 2:1...2 parts of salt 1 part of basil
160 grams of basil
320 grams of coarse salt
4 garlic cloves
Place the basil, salt, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend it very well until you have a smooth and homogeneous paste. Place it over parchment paper, and bake it at 150F for 5 minutes.
Then rotate it. I used a total of 15 minutes (2 rotations), and I turned off the oven. After two hours, I touch it and it was dry. Take pieced and put them it in a clean coffee grinder to grind them. Place it in a clean glass container.....it is a super delicious salt!....I will be making more herb's salt with the herbs from my garden. I made a caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil's salt....ENJOY!!