If you have extra cucumbers this season, you don't need to let them go to waste. You can freeze them and use them later. This is a guide about freezing cucumbers.
Can you freeze cucumbers?
By Russell S
I just thought I'd share that I made some tabouli and the recipe made a huge amount. I couldn't eat all of it so I thought I wonder how it would be if I froze it. I put it in individual serving containers and tried it, thinking it would probably turn to mush. But I was very surprised! It froze beautifully. It was not mushy at all, in fact when defrosted the cucumbers were still nice and crunchy. :)
Freezing cucumbers will result in a mushy, very watery product. The best way to preserve cucumbers is to make pickles.
I make freezer pickles! There are lots of good recipes on the internet, just pick the one that suits you. Most state that the pickles are good for 3 months, but I've opened packages from last summer, and they were still crisp and good.
Can I go through the process of pickle/brine preserving, and not add the sugar and still get a crisp cuke wedge? Onion is OK, just gotta avoid the sugar and spices. And will I get the cucumber taste???
Can I freeze cucumbers?
By Starr B.
Google a recipe for frozen pickles. I have made them and they are very good, like a sweet pickle.
They will be really mushy after they thaw because of their water content.
Can you freeze fresh cucumbers?
By Melissa from Madison, IN
They turn soft and mushy when frozen. I think it is due to the high water content. But if you brine them like in a recipe for freezer pickles you can.
What is it to brine cucumbers? How do you brine them?
Can you freeze sliced cucumbers to pickle at a later date?
By Blove from Randolph, AL
Anything with moisture content is going to change structure when the cells freeze. When fall comes and we get the first freeze, that is enough to begin the mush process. That is why to put zucchini in the freezer for future use in baking, you must shred it and then expect more moisture to 'press out' to use in a recipe. All frozen veggies will react according to their water content. That is why it is best to bake with the product then freeze it instead of the ingredients.
Sorry but no because they become limp/mushy due to their natural water content whether sliced or whole.
Can you freeze cucumbers from the garden?
By Sherry H
Sorry, but my experience is that they are super mushy when thawed.
Can I freeze cucumbers for a short period of time minus the brain?
By Cynthia from TX
I would not recommend freezing cucumbers for any length of time because of their high water content. They will become mushy.