Freezing Broccoli and Cauliflower

Total Time
16mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 min

It's great to stock up on vegetables when they're on sale, but sometimes I don't use the quantity I buy on time which isn't thrifty at all. Today I learned how simple it is to freeze fresh broccoli and cauliflower. If I had a garden, this would be a great way to have fresh vegetables year round. I froze both broccoli and cauliflower, and it was so quick I have no excuse not to do it next time. Recipe courtesy of wikihow.com.

Directions

  1. Wash broccoli or cauliflower in cool water while you start a pot of water to boil.
  2. Add a large pinch of salt to the water.
  3. Trim and peel broccoli or cauliflower stems.
  4. Cut broccoli and cauliflower into separate florets of a size that appeals to you. Many prefer 2" long by 1 1/2 " wide.
  5. Fill strainger with vegetables and plunge into boiling water.
  6. Wait 30 seconds and dump into ice bath for 30 seconds to stop cooking.
  7. Drain the vegetables and put them into freezer bags.
  8. Label and keep for 6 months.
Most Helpful

Thank you, thank you. I was wondering how to go about freezing cauliflower, my favorite veggie. I will definitely give this a try.

Catnip46 December 14, 2009