Thursday, March 5, 2020

How To Freeze Spinach

To freeze spinach, blanch it first if you want it to last for around a year, or freeze it without blanching it if you'll use it within 6 months. Fresh spinach loses some of its vitamins and folate over time which is why if you don't eat it immediately it isn't as good for you. Frozen spinach keeps the nutrients packed inside when it is frozen thus another reason to always keep it on hand.

Add frozen spinach to soup or stock, casseroles, and stir fries. Frozen spinach also works well in dips, quiche, and pasta dishes. It brings flavorful nutrition to homemade egg rolls, meatballs, and marinara sauce. 

Fill up your blender with fresh spinach leaves and add a bit of water to blend.

Pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze

Take them out of the ice cube tray when frozen
(I then store mine in a ziploc freezer bag in the freezer)

When it's smoothie making time--pop a few frozen spinach cubes into your blender. Properly stored, frozen spinach will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although it will usually remain safe to eat after that.

Add some fruit and liquid. Enjoy!

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