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Can you freeze celery

Can You Freeze Celery?

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 9 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: N/A


Wondering if you can freeze celery? Preserving this vegetable in the freezer works well: here’s how to do it!


  • Celery


  1. Slice the celery.
  2. Blanch the celery: Prepare a large pot of boiling water. Add the celery and boil for 1 minute, until just tender.
  3. Flash freeze: Rinse the celery under cold water until cool to the touch. Pat the celery dry. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the celery in a single layer. Flash freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Place the celery in an airtight container or freezer-safe plastic bag. If using a bag, use a straw to suck any remaining air out of the bag and seal it. 
  5. Mark the “Use by” date. Use a permanent marker to label with a “use by” date that is 3 months in the future. 
  6. Freeze. Place the container or bag in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 to 6 months. For best results, use in 3 months. You can use frozen celery directly in cooked dishes; no need to thaw (do not use raw). 
  • Category: Frozen
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Frozen
  • Diet: Vegan