Blanching veggies may sound like advanced, professional chef stuff but it’s actually a very simple technique. This is a skill ensuring your veggies crisp, tender and colorful. Watch this video on how to blanch veggies so you have perfectly cooked vegetables every time!

If you like to buy veggies in bulk and freeze them, we recommend blanching them before packing them up in freezer bags or bins. This will help keep them crisp when you decide to cook them.

How to blanch veggies instructional video

How to Blanch Veggies Instructions

Watch this video to learn how to how to blanch veggies to make your veggies crisp, tender and colorful for veggie trays, side dishes or for freezing.


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  • 1 lb vegetables
  • 1 lb water
  • water, bowl of ice


  • Start with a pot of boiling water and a bowl of ice water. Boil your veggies for 1−2 minutes.
  • Strain veggies in a colander and immediately immerse them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.


For a bright and beautiful crudite platter, always blanch your veggies first!
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How to blanch veggies instructional video