Peppers are a popular vegetable that most people want to keep available and so it isn’t uncommon to want to freeze them for later.
Most vegetables should be blanched before freezing, but it is not always the case.
Blanching is a process where you plunge food into boiling water or oil for 30-60 seconds and then remove it. You may often be advised to then place the food items into ice water. This food preparation technique is performed for many reasons, including preparing vegetables to be suitable for freezing.
So, should you blanch peppers or can you freeze them without blanching?
Yes, you can freeze peppers without blanching. Peppers are a vegetable that you can freeze raw. Once unfrozen peppers retain texture and can be used as you wish.
Follow our simple step-by-step guide below to freeze your peppers the right way.
Steps to freeze peppers:
- Collect the ingredients
- Sort through the peppers and remove any bad ones
- Wash the peppers thoroughly under cold water
- Dry them with a kitchen or paper towel
- Slice the peppers to the desired shape and size
- Pat them fully dry to remove excess moisture to prevent freezer burn
- Add them to your storage device that you want to add to the freezer
- Place them in the freezer