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.
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- 1Wash broccoli or cauliflower in cool water while you start a pot of water to boil.
- 2Add a large pinch of salt to the water.
- 3Trim and peel broccoli or cauliflower stems.
- 4Cut broccoli and cauliflower into separate florets of a size that appeals to you. Many prefer 2" long by 1 1/2 " wide.
- 5Fill strainger with vegetables and plunge into boiling water.
- 6Wait 30 seconds and dump into ice bath for 30 seconds to stop cooking.
- 7Drain the vegetables and put them into freezer bags.
- 8Label and keep for 6 months.
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Nutritional Facts for Freezing Broccoli and Cauliflower
Serving Size: 1 (60 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 25.8
- Calories from Fat 2
- Total Fat 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 25.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 5.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
- Sugars 1.2 g
- Protein 2.1 g