Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Frozen Celery


A while back I tried a Pinterest experiment of freezing chopped green onions.  I am so sold on this idea and totally love it!  So I wanted to try it out with another ingredient that I like to have, and is a key ingredient to some recipes, but we don't use it often enough to justify having it in the fridge all the time..... Celery.

Using the same idea, I cut up a large bunch of celery and placed it into a Tupperware round 3 container (or a spaghetti dispenser would work).  For my green onions I had a shaker top, but the celery I just used the regular seal.
This is just as great as the onions!
I never have to worry about having celery in the fridge anymore!  I'm loving this!
Hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do.

*Update- I'm still loving and doing this 2 years later.  I use my frozen green onions and celery mostly in salads or tuna sandwiches (adding these can really make the recipe so much better).  I've also used them for soups.  So far I haven't had any problems or any time they didn't work out great. I chop them up a little bigger than normal when I freeze them since I don't know what I'll be using them for.  But if I want them chopped small like in tuna I just chop them up quick in my Tupperware smooth chopper.  I did find these containers that are great for freezing celery and other things in- they are microwavable and dishwasher safe, yet if they break they're not horribly expensive.


28 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you for sharing. I was just chopping celery about 30 minutes ago. Well bck to chop up the rest and freeze..

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  3. I freeze green/red peppers ,too! I slice into sticks freeze in freezer storage bag.

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    1. Isn't it awesome?!?! I just recently started freezing green peppers too since I only use them once in awhile but there's some recipes that are just better with them!
      Thanks for sharing!

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  4. where did you get the storage containers that are in the photo

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    1. They're Tupperware. They're called Modular Mates and come in all different sizes and 4 shapes.
      You can order them from your local Tupperware rep, or online at: www.tupperware.com
      But I recommend waiting until January since they go on sale every year in January.

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    2. I just use freezer ziplocs for freezing green onions and peppers. I have never frozen celery but have some in the refrigerator now which I will chop up later today. Date the Ziploc and just lay them flat on a shelf in the freezer!

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  5. I'm with Michelle -- everything goes in a freezer zip lock bag with the contents and date written on the label. Never thought to freeze celery or green onions -- I ALWAYS have sliced and minced onion in the freezer, as well as bell peppers. Will add celery and green onion to my freezer storage!

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  6. I agree with Cheryl and Michelle- I used the Tupperware containers for about a year, but then found that when they were frozen the lids were sometimes a pain to get on and off- and if dropped while frozen they broke easier too. Tupperware has a excellent warranty program for broken pieces but I ended up switching to ziploc bags and it took up less room too.
    I freeze: celery, green onions, chopped onions, bell peppers, avocados, and limes. All are great for a quick "go-to" for recipes.

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  7. Use empty Water bottles and then just remove and shake what you want for both green onions and celery. also if you place the bulb of each in water and change the water every 2 days you will re grow both of them and never have to buy again! Just AWESOME!!!1

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  8. Does celery get soft when frozen or stay crisp?

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    1. not by very much. I put it in sandwiches and salads and soups.

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  10. Has any one tried mixing onion and peppers and celery in the same bag or container

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    1. I haven't but I don't see why you couldn't if you regularly use a combination of those things! Great idea!

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  11. Tank you ... Ive ben doing this for a fue years now

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  12. I chop onions, peppers, celery and carrots, mix them together then pack in sandwich baggies for the freezer - perfect serving sizes, quick and easy.

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  13. You can chop all kinds of onions and keep in the freezer. Usually I have more onion than needed in a recipe so I finely chop and put in a sealed plastic container. When I need a small amount, I can use a fork to flake off how much I need leaving the rest in the freezer.

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    1. I love freezing my onions too! Green, yellow, red. It's so nice to have them on hand and not worry about them spoiling. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this! I freeze so many things, but never thought about celery! I always want it an hand, but it usually goes bad before I finish a bunch! Thanks!

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    1. You bet! I know, I'm the same. There's some recipes that having certain ingredients just make or break the recipe... celery and green onions are those for a lot of mine, but we don't go through them enough to always have on hand without spoiling. :)

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  15. I cut onions,celery,carrots,peppers,tomatoes and garlic all together to make great soups in the winter

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    1. Great idea! Did you see my crockpot freezer meals post? That's kind of what I did there.
      http://atozformomslikeme.blogspot.com/2012/04/crockpot-freezer-meals.html

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  16. Modular Mates are only designed for shelf storage. However, Tupperware does have a freezer line. http://catalog.tupperware.com/2017/catalog/spring/?BuildGuid=c50ef6fd-df37-423d-88d9-7307c5688150

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    1. Yes, but even the freezer ones will break if dropped, and the lids aren't easy to remove either when frozen. And there's no warranty on frozen dropped Tupperware, even the freezer type.

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