I love this quick and easy way to freeze fresh spinach! One day I was at my friend Kendra’s house and she was grabbing some spinach out of the freezer. I asked her “you can freeze spinach?” Kendra mentioned that when she can see that she won’t be able to eat the spinach before it goes bad she throws it in the freezer. That was about four years ago and now I tell everyone I know who makes smoothies to just freeze their spinach. I like to freeze mine in one-quart bags because it holds almost the perfect amount that fits in my blender.
I use a salad spinner to wash and dry the spinach before placing a large handful into the quart size bags. Ziploc Quart Freezer Bags – 54-Count You can see the little bit of water that was spun out of the salad spinner in the small glass bowl above.
How To Freeze Fresh Spinach:
I also filled two jars crammed full of spinach to save for two other meals. I didn’t want to freeze the entire bag of fresh spinach. The smaller ready-made bags of spinach cost about $2.00 each at most stores, unless of course, they are on sale. My point here is take one hour and make your salads for the week. I left the spinach plain because I can add freeze dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, raisins, craisins, etc. Top the salad with my homemade poppy seed dressing below and dinner is ready in no time. Please let me know if you have tried freezing your spinach…I love to hear from you!
Poppy Seed Dressing by Food storage Moms
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tablespoon poppy seed
Combine all of the ingredients in a pint mason jar or similar size container. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients. This is better if made the day before serving.
Printable recipe: Poppy Seed Dressing by Food storage Moms
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