Sup Fam! It’s your girl, Bernadette, author of Herencia Cookbook, full of authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern twist. In today’s post, I will go over how I freeze veggies at home. I hope this advice on how to freeze your veggies at home will come in handy for you. It has certainly helped me reduce food waste!
How To Freeze Your Veggies at Home
I used to worry that cooking with frozen vegetables would be gross. Pues, I thought it would result in soggy food. I couldn’t be more wrong! After cooking with frozen veggies, I am hooked. I no longer worry about vegetables going bad in my fridge or throwing out rotten produce. Cooking with frozen veggies is one of my favorite cooking hacks that I am excited to share with you. Read on for my tips on how to freeze veggies, which veggies are best to freeze, and how to cook with them.
Cilantro is something that goes bad on me so fast! It comes in a large bushel and I usually only need a handful because it’s flavor goes a long way. So here is how I make it last longer:
- Wash and pat dry the cilantro.
- In an ice cube tray, you can add cilantro and olive oil. The ratio is about one tablespoon of olive oil to 5 sprigs of cilantro. Finely chop the cilantro. Mix it with olive oil and pour it into the ice cube tray. Use this in caldos or for sauteing.
- Alternatively, you can freeze whole fresh sprigs of cilantro in snack-sized ziplock bags. You can thaw them out in the fridge and use them as you would use fresh cilantro.
- Wash and dry the scallions.
- Chop them.
- Use them for sauteeing or caldos.
- Wash and dry zucchini.
- Run the vegetable through the zoodler.
- You can toss these into caldos, once they are boiling when you add your other vegetables.
- Wash and dry bell pepper and onion.
- Chop the vegetables into fajita strips.
- Mix the bell peppers and onions
- Use them for sauteeing next time you make fajitas!
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- Wash and dry celery, carrot, and onion.
- Dice the vegetables so they are all about the same size. (You can also use a food processor and pulse a few times).
- Saute them in olive oil and Knorr caldo de pollo seasoning next time you make sopita!
The last tip I want to share with you is to freeze your veggies in small snack size ziplock bags. That way, you only have to thaw what you use. In conclusion, what do you all think of these tips on how to freeze your veggies at home? Do you like cooking with frozen vegetables? Which is your type to cook with? Let us know in the comments. Finally, if you liked this recipe, then check out my blog and my book for authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern (and sometimes healthy) twist. Herencia Cookbook is currently available for sale on Amazon.