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How To Blanche Vegetables

  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 20 MInutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Green Beans, or other vegetable *times vary for various vegetables
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 pan Boiling Water
  • 1 Large Bowl
  • Ice, lots of Ice
  • Cold Water


Prepare large deep pan with steady simmering water. Add in salt. Prepare green beans, by cutting off each end and cutting to desired length. Gently slip the beans into the simmering water and simmer until fork tender, about five minutes. Remove from the simmering water with a mesh strainer or pour into a collander. Immediately pour the drained beans into the large bowl filled with ice and cold water. Gently stir the green beans cold water to stop the cooking processes. Let the beans stay in the ice water until cold. Drain from the cold water and use as desired.

If canning, use proper canning techniques for safe procedures to avoid spoilage and contamination. Check various sources including Ball Canning for additional how-to’s

Keywords: Vegetable, Blanche, preserving