How Much Dried Basil Equals 1/4 Cup Fresh? & More FAQ’S

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You can use 1/3 cup (one-third dried basil is the equivalent of 1 cup fresh basil).

My rule of thumb when substituting dry herbs for fresh is to use 1/2 to 1/3 the amount required. So, to do the opposite, like in the question you asked, I would use somewhere between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup of fresh basil to replace a 1/4 cup of dried basil.

The reason why the fresh vs dry portion is not the same is that compressed basil has a more concentrated flavor.

Usually, basil is composed of around 85-90% water and this water is gotten rid of during the process of drying the herb. The result of this is a more densely concentrated flavor.

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How Much Dried Basil Equals 1/4 Cup Fresh?

You can use one of the following fresh to dry ratios:

  • 1:2
  • 1:3 and
  • 1:4

Generally, some chefs advise a substitution of s 1 teaspoon dried (chopped or crumbled) dried herb in place of 1 tablespoon fresh. So, you would want to use 1/3 cup of dried basil.

The finer the herb, the smaller the ratio.

I have tried a combination of dried and fresh versions of the herb and each has a unique flavor it brings.

Now, there are some uses in which you should never substitute a dried herb for the fresh. For example, Pesto. So, if your recipe relies on the fresh color and taste of the basil, it is best to make something else instead of using a dried one.

Lastly, dried herbs should not be added to a recipe at the same point a fresh one would be added. Since fresh herbs are typically quite delicate, they tend to be added when the cooking is almost ending, if not actually after the food has been done cooking.

Dried herbs on the other hand require more time to reconstitute, and so are added much earlier in the cooking process.

How Much Dried Basil Equals 1/2 Cup Fresh?

Taking our 3:1 ratio into consideration, there are usually more than 6 tablespoons in a half-cup. So, that would mean 2 tablespoons of dried basil as an equivalent of ½ cup fresh basil.

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How Much Dried Basil Equals 1/3 Cup Fresh?

Taking our 3:1 ratio into consideration, there are usually more than 6 tablespoons in a half-cup. So, that would mean 3 tablespoons of dried basil as an equivalent of 1/3 cup fresh basil.

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If a Recipe Calls For 1/4 Cup of Dried Basil, How Much Fresh Basil Should I Substitute?

It depends. Fresh basil varies greatly in strength and taste. There are some growing in my yard that is very potent and if you were to reduce the 1/4 cup dried to 1/16 cup fresh, it would still be way too potent.

The best course of action here would be to work with the fresh basil based on what it is. You can add in a little time until the taste is correct.

You should always add more, but once it’s in, you are unable to take it back.

1/4 Cup Fresh Basil In Grams

¼ cup of fresh basil weighs 5.04 grams in the United States.

How Much Dried Basil Equals 1/4 Cup Fresh

1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley To Dried

There are 4 tbsp in 1/4 cup fresh so you would need 4 tsp dry. Substituting Dried Parsley Flakes for Fresh Parsley in Recipes.

1/2 Cup Fresh Oregano To Dried

The general rule of thumb of ½ fresh Oregano to dried is 1:2.

So, that is 2 tablespoons of dried cilantro for every ¼ cup (which equals 4 tablespoons) of fresh cilantro.

What is The Dried Equivalent of ¼ Cup Fresh Basil?

You can use 1 tablespoon of dried basil is the equivalent of ¼ cup fresh basil.

There are just over 3 tablespoons in one-fourth cup.

What is the Equivalent of 1/3 Cup Fresh Basil to Dried?

1 ½ tablespoon is the equivalent of 1/3 cup fresh basil.

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There are just over 4 tablespoons in one-third cup. So, we use a 3:1 ratio.

How Much Dried Basil Do I Substitute for Fresh?

Using a 3:1 ratio, three parts fresh are comparable in flavor to one part dried.

How Many Grams is 2 Cups of Basil?

2 cups of fresh basil weigh 40.2 grams

How Many Cups is 4 oz of Basil?

4 ounces of fresh basil is about 5.64 cups.

Ounces

Cup of Basil

4 ounces 5 2/3 cups
5 ounces 7 cups
8 ounces 11 ¼ cups
1/16 ounce 1/8 cup

How Many Grams is a Basil Leaf?

Measure and Unit Grams Ounces
Pound 453.59 g 16. oz
5 leaves 2.5 g .088 oz
2 tbsp, chopped 5.3 g .19 oz
.25 cup leaves, whole 6-0 g .21 oz

How Much Are 20 Grams of Basil?

15.9 tablespoons of basil equals 20 grams of basil.

How Much Are 25 Grams of Basil?

25 grams of basil is equivalent to 20 tablespoons of basil.

How Much are 100 Grams of Basil?

100 grams of basil is equivalent to 4.97 cups of basil.

How Much are 50 Grams of Basil?

50 grams of basil is equivalent to 2 ½ cups of basil.

How Much Are 30 Grams of Basil?

30 grams of basil is equivalent to 23.9 tablespoons of basil.

How Much Basil is in a Bunch?

There are 60 sprigs of basil in a bunch of basil.

That equals to 1 cup packed basil or 2 cups loosely packed basil. There are about 2.5 ounces of basil in a bunch.

How Many Basil Leaves are in a Tablespoon?

There are usually about 5 leaves fresh basil leaves in 2 tablespoons of chopped basil.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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