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.
- Wash broccoli or cauliflower in cool water while you start a pot of water to boil.
- Add a large pinch of salt to the water.
- Trim and peel broccoli or cauliflower stems.
- Cut broccoli and cauliflower into separate florets of a size that appeals to you. Many prefer 2" long by 1 1/2 " wide.
- Fill strainger with vegetables and plunge into boiling water.
- Wait 30 seconds and dump into ice bath for 30 seconds to stop cooking.
- Drain the vegetables and put them into freezer bags.
- Label and keep for 6 months.
Thank you, thank you. I was wondering how to go about freezing cauliflower, my favorite veggie. I will definitely give this a try.