Wondering if you can freeze cucumbers? Here’s what to know about whether this crunchy vegetable holds up over time.
- Determine whether to freeze the cucumbers. Frozen cucumber has a watery texture once it’s defrosted, and should only be used in blended recipes like smoothies and gazpacho. A better way to use up cucumbers is in recipes like cucumber salad or dill pickles.
- To freeze the cucumbers, slice them into rounds. (Or, you can puree or grate them before freezing if you plan to use them in a dip like tzatziki.)
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the cucumbers on top in a single layer. Flash freeze for 1 hour.
- Transfer to a sealable freezer-safe bag. Use a straw to suck out all extra air, then seal the bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Use directly in smoothies or cold soups, or you can also thaw them before using by placing the cucumbers in the refrigerator overnight.
- Category: Frozen
- Method: Frozen
- Cuisine: Frozen
- Diet: Vegan
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