Last Updated on April 24, 2021 by cmoarz
Can cucumbers be frozen?
The answer to this question is a resounding “yes!” Freezing cucumbers is a great way to preserve them for the winter months. In fact, freezing cucumbers can also help reduce waste and save you money!
Freezing cucumbers couldn’t be easier; just wash them thoroughly, slice lengthwise, and place them on a cookie sheet or in freezer-safe containers. Once they’re frozen, you can transfer them into Ziploc bags or other resealable containers for long-term storage.
This prevents them from sticking to each other and seals them tight so they stay fresh by allowing a tighter fit (without sticking). The tighter they are packed, the less air will be in the bag.
You can also opt to slice cucumbers into rounds or chunks before freezing for a quicker defrost time later on. Simply store in sealed containers or plastic bags with the date written on them until you’re ready to use your frozen veggies.
The beauty of this is that if you find yourself running low at any point during the year (or don’t want to have as many vegetables taking up space in your fridge), just pull out some from the freezer and us em’!
Another popular method of freezing cucumbers is dicing them up and adding them to an ice tray. When you’re ready to use them, just pop out a cube or two from the tray!
This is especially helpful for people who live somewhere that doesn’t have access all year round (or those who prefer their vegetables frozen). And if you find yourself running low on cucumbers any time during the year? Simply pull them out of the freezer and enjoy without worrying about how long they’ve been stored!
There’s something to be said about cucumber water as well. A chilled glass of cucumber water sure is refreshing in summer. To do this, Simply blend up cucumber into sludge and stick them in an ice cube tray.
When ready to use, simply pop em out and put them in a glass of cold water, and let them melt for a few minutes. So refreshing.