Freezer Greens

Prep Time:

About an hour

Cook Time:

2-3 minutes

Serves:

Varies

Level:

Beginner - VERY simple

About the Recipe

Freezing greens is a very simple and easy process. The greens freeze well and are not mushy or slimy after defrosting. Really excellent to saute with your favorite dish or add in a smoothie.

Ingredients

An average of:

28 pounds = 7 quarts

18 pounds = 9 pints

A bushel weighs 18 pounds and yields 3 to 9 quarts – an average of 4 pounds per quart.

This recipe features:

Rainbow Swiss Chard

Spinach

Beet Stems

Molokhia or Mizuna Greens

Tools Needed:

Knives

Tongs

Colander

Clean Storage Container or Freezer Bags

Steamer / Blanch Basket

Large Pot of Cold Water

Preparation

Select young, tender green leaves. Wash thoroughly and cut off woody stems. Steam blanch collards 3 minutes and all other greens 2 minutes.

Cool, drain and package, leaving 1/2-inch headspace (if using canning jars). Seal and freeze.

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Additional Resources:

National Center for Home Food Preservation - https://nchfp.uga.edu/

Ball/Kerr Website - https://www.freshpreserving.com/

Food Safety Hotline - 800-354-7319

Ask An Expert! - https://extension.oregonstate.edu/ask-expert

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