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I have just started a vegetarian-vegan lifestyle, which uses a variety of fresh produce. I found a wonderful sale of fresh collard greens, beets with their greens, and similar produce and bought a lot of them. I wondered if these could be frozen so that they do not spoil before I am able to consume my bounty?
Wash greens several times in clean water each time, remove any hard stems, in a large pot of boiling water blanch up to three or four batches, one batch at a time, just for a couple of min. Water must be boiling when submerging greens, you will notice they turn a very dark green. Drain well, cool and freeze in what ever you choose to use. I like baggies.
I saw your, fresh tasting canned greens recipe, and it said it could be frozen. My Kroger store has the large cans of Margaret Holmes collard greens on sale. I need to feed a crowd at church in September. If was wondering if I could make the recipe ahead and freeze for one month. Does the cabbage hold up well in the freezer? Thank you.
For one month, it should be OK. I have frozen different chilis and vegetable stews over the years and they come out OK when reconstituted.
It is raw veg that do not do well when frozen.