Preservation Technique: How to Freeze Green Beans

green-beans-1I love green beans. I love them fresh, but when I can’t get them fresh, I love to roast my frozen beans.

Freezing green beans is easy. Here’s what you do:

  1. Cut in 1- or 2-inch pieces, or in lengthwise strips, or leave whole if they’re young and tender.
  2. In soft boiling water, blanch for 3 minutes.
  3. Cool immediately in ice water; drain.
  4. Pack in freezer-type container, leaving 1/2 inch of headroom.
  5. Seal; freeze.

Last year I froze several bags of green beans, and they came in handy during the winter. People looked surprised when I served them roasted green beans with dill vinaigrette in December!

So this weekend, grab some green beans at the Certified Arkansas Farmers’ Market and free them!


6 responses to “Preservation Technique: How to Freeze Green Beans

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  2. its great friend i m really like this post……

  3. Hello,

    I just found your wonderful green blog when Googling ‘How to Freeze Green Beans’. Your blog is definitely going in my Favorites. Is it possible to get your dill vinaigrette recipe? I love green beans and absolutely love, love, love dill.

    Thank you.

  4. Disregard my previous message. I found the recipe.


  5. Hi, Lynn!

    Thanks for reading!

    Hope the recipe worked out for you! I really love that recipe. I have another recipe called Cucumber-Dill Salad, which I will post soon. That one is good, too!

    Again, thanks for reading!

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