How to Freeze Kale
Learn how to freeze raw kale! This freezer tutorial is a perfect way to preserve this leafy green, and is great for both gardeners and meal prepping.
Yield: 8 people
Cost: $3 per lb of kale
- 1 pound raw kale, stems removed + leaves roughly chopped
Rinse kale and dry in a salad spinner. Alternatively, lay kale on a towel and pat dry.Tip: Make sure to completely dry the kale. If you freeze wet kale, the leaves will have ice crystals. Lay kale in a single layer on a baking sheet or tray, and freeze for 15-20 minutes until the kale hardens in the freezer.Tip: You can skip this step if you're in a hurry. Note that your frozen kale will likely stick together in the bag without freezing in a single layer first. Move the kale from the tray into a freezer bag. Push as much kale as you can into a single bag. I can usually fit about ½ a pound of kale into a 1 quart bag.Use frozen kale within a year.
Freezing vegetables will change the consistency and texture of the veggies. Once frozen, kale should be served cooked or in a smoothie.
Serving size estimated at 2oz kale per person.