My daughter loves fresh peppers! They are literally her most favorite food and she eats at least one every day. Not that I can complain because they are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. They are also a beautiful addition to a veggie platter with some dip and fabulous cooked up in a stir fry. Every now and then my grocery store will have a huge sale on peppers and I buy them up.
Can You Freeze Peppers?
One thing I like about freezing peppers is that they will maintain their crispness and you can still eat them as a raw vegetable, even after they have been frozen.
How To Freeze Peppers
- Start by washing them well in cold water.
- Dry them thoroughly.
- Remove all of the seeds and the membranes.
- Slice or chop the peppers.
- Lay the peppers out in a single layer on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer to freeze (about an hour).
- Once they are frozen you can package the peppers in air tight containers or freezer bags and return them to the freezer.
Frozen peppers will keep for about a year but use them sooner for optimum taste and quality. This is a method works great not just for bell peppers but also for other peppers like jalapenos and banana peppers.
If you want to freeze some peppers for making stuffed peppers, then remove the top and scoop out the seeds and membrane while leaving the pepper intact. When you are ready to make stuffed peppers there is no need to thaw them first; they are actually easier to stuff when they are frozen.