8 ounces fresh basil leaves, thick stems discarded about 4 cups of tightly packed leaves, washed and stemmed.
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Beside this, how much is a bunch of basil leaves?
This means that there is about 1 cup of packed basil leaves in a bunch, 1 cup of chopped basil leaves in a bunch, and 2 cups of loose basil leaves in a bunch. It also answers how many teaspoons of basil per sprig, which comes out to about 3/4 of a teaspoon per sprig.
How much fresh basil is equal to dried?
Because dried herbs are generally more potent and concentrated than fresh herbs, you'll need less -- typically three times the amount of fresh herbs as dry. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, you need only 1 teaspoon of dried, since 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon.
How many leaves of basil are in a pound?
The Book of Yields also estimates that each cup of chopped (stem off) basil leaves weighs approximately 1.4 oz. Based on these estimates, we'd guess there are approximately 8.96 oz of leaves per pound of fresh basil, and thus approximately 6.4 cups of chopped basil leaves per pound.