5 Easy Steps to Freezing Broccoli - Farm Girl Fresh

5 Easy Steps to Freezing Broccoli

07 September, 2017 / by Joyce and Colleen

Do you have a bumper crop of broccoli in your garden this year? Are you looking for ways to preserve it for later use? Here are 5 easy steps to freeze broccoli.

Broccoli
Remove leaves and woody portions.

Separate heads and immerse in a brine (1 cup salt to 1 gallon water) 30 minutes to remove insects. Rinse and drain.
Freezing Broccoli
Blanch 3 minutes in boiling water.

For more information on blanching, checkout page 66 in our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®.
Freezing Broccoli
Drain and immerse in cold water until completely cool. Drain and pack into freezer bags or containers.

Frozen broccoli can be tossed into soups and casseroles. If you don’t have a garden and you want to freeze some broccoli, check out your local Farmer’s Market or your local food coop.

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