Can you freeze arugala?

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  1. Debby Bruck profile image72
    Debby Bruckposted 8 years ago

    Can you freeze arugala?

    I purchased a huge one pound package of fresh baby arugala leaves. I've been eating them up as salads, but there's still so much left. I'm afraid they will go rotten. Do you have suggestions? How do you prepare them after they have been frozen?

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  2. Act 3 profile image86
    Act 3posted 8 years ago

    I don't know about freezing but I have used arugula to make pesto. Just find a pesto recipe and substitute arugula for basil. That will use a lot of it. (And you can freeze pesto.)

    1. Debby Bruck profile image72
      Debby Bruckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. First you make the pesto, then you freeze. You can use any of these green leaves. Thanks!

  3. kat_thurston profile image61
    kat_thurstonposted 8 years ago

    I agree with act3 try finding recipes that you can use arugula in and then you probably be able to freeze whatever you've made from it. you can always try giving some to family and friends.

  4. sarah lawton profile image58
    sarah lawtonposted 8 years ago

    Dont think you can freeze it as when its defrosted it will probably be a bit soggy!

  5. Handicapped Chef profile image80
    Handicapped Chefposted 8 years ago

    To freeze arugula, follow the same procedure you would with other greens, like spinach.  Wash and remove any damaged pieces.  Drop into boiling water for 2 minutes, cool them immediately in ice water, drain thoroughly and place in freezer bags.  Remove air from the bag (to prevent freezer burn) and place in your freezer.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image72
      Debby Bruckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very cool. Getting a reply from a professional chef! Whoo-hoo.

 
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