Recently I have been obsessed with growing herbs and green onions in my kitchen. I’ve also been on a green onion kick. Green onions have been appearing on everything lately! Can’t get enough of them!
I have discovered the simplest way to maintain my green onions and keep them growing. I bought a bunch of green onions from the store and immediately put them in a cup of water when I got home. That’s. It. The green onions keep growing. All I do is change the water every three days or so. I can trim them whenever I want and add fresh green onions to any recipe. Seriously the easiest gardening I’ve ever done. 😉
But I started to realize that I needed a way to trim my green onions but not use them immediately. They were getting out of control y’all. They were about half the height of my kitchen sink window!
So I thought, “I bet I can freeze them.”
Sometimes I have great ides. 🙂
So this little trick may not be new to some of you, but it’s changed my world in allowing me to get the most out of my herbs.
Here’s how I did it:
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Trim green onions and spread in a thin layer. Allowing them to freeze separately first will prevent them from freezing as one big group!
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Remove and place in freezer safe Ziploc bag or an empty plastic bottle works great too!
That’s it! Simplest way to preserve your green onions!
Since they are frozen they will not maintain their crisp texture as opposed to cutting them fresh and adding them to a recipe. But they are great to add to recipes, like soup, for the added flavor!
Hope you found this tip helpful!