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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.
My mother used to make stuffed cabbage and freeze it, so the answer is yes