Freeze and Thaw Celery Greens: Here’s How to Use it Afterwards

Celery greens are great for freezing. In this way, a practical supply for soups and the like can be created.

How to freeze celery greens

It doesn’t matter whether you have leftover celeriac or celery greens – both are suitable for freezing. For celery greens, do the following:

  1. Thoroughly wash the celery greens and shake dry. Then place on kitchen paper.
  2. Air dry for at least an hour until the celery greens are completely dry.
  3. Remove leaves from stems and chop them into bite-sized pieces. If you want to freeze the stems too, chop those up too.
  4. Now put the celery greens in an airtight container and place them in the freezer. It stays here for several months.

Thaw and process the celery greens

When the celery greens are to be used, take them out of the freezer and let them thaw slowly in the refrigerator. The leaf structure collapses slightly, but that’s not a bad thing. If you want to use it in hot dishes, you can skip defrosting and add the leaves directly to the dish. In general, the celery leaves can be used for various dishes:

  1. Use the celery greens as an aromatic herb in soups or stews.
  2. Puree the leaves with salt and sunflower oil to form a paste. It is suitable as an aroma in dishes such as risotto or stir-fried vegetables.
  3. When added to an apple, banana, and water smoothie, the celery turns the mixed green and adds an extra flavor.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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