Freezing Kale?

Category Vegetables
A nutritious leafy, green vegetable that can be preserved by freezing. This page is about freezing kale.


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

February 22, 2008

I bought a bag of kale yesterday and used part of the bag in soup today. Can I freeze the other part of the bag? I am actually disappointed with the soup. It needs something else and I can't figure out what it is but not more kale.

Sandy from Baltimore


February 22, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

Blanch it for a few minutes. It can be frozen like spinach or any other vegetable.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 23, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

Refrigerate the kale and blanch it tomorrow night.

Add some sliced almonds and a little chili pepper or chili powder to give it a little "punch." Mix with a small amount of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar and you've got a wonderful side dish.


You might want to try sprinkling some cayenne pepper and chili pepper in your soup -- maybe it just needs a little spice? Keep practicing, kale is so good for you!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By M. Rose Dawson (Guest Post)
February 27, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

I freeze it all the time, but cooked first. I bought all last Summer from our local Farmers' Market and froze tons of veggies, either blanched or fully cooked. As I prefer not to freeze in plastic, I used freezer canning jars.

If you are vegetarian, I can't help with a good Kale soup, but otherwise I can - Let me know. mrosedawson AT

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

July 7, 2014

Why do you need to blanch kale before freezing?

By Amelia E C. from Plano, TX


July 26, 20140 found this helpful
Best Answer

You should blanch veggies before freezing because there are enzymes in vegetables that kill off the nutrients over time. They will taste fine if you don't blanch them, they just won't have nutrients left by the time you eat them.


Fruits don't have this issue - you can freeze fruit without blanching.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

August 14, 2011

Can you freeze kale and how?

By a kats


August 18, 20110 found this helpful

Yes. First, clean the leaves and trim away the thick middle vein. Chop the leaf into pieces. Blanch for two minutes in a pot of boiling water, then chill in cold water and drain in a colander. Use a plastic ziploc bag for storage.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

November 16, 2013

Can I freeze kale, tomatoes, blueberries, etc. without cooking, as I use them daily for shakes?

By Cheryl

Answer this Question...

November 6, 2012

How do I freeze cooked kale? in bags or what? with water or broth or dry?

By Grama Judy

Answer this Question...

Food and Recipes Freezing VegetablesMarch 11, 2013
Pest Control
Back to School Ideas!
Summer Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-24 02:51:02 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question