More Surprising Foods You Can Freeze

Save money and reduce food waste! We've already showed you how you can freeze eggs, herbs and broth, and now we present a few more surprising foods you can freeze.

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Avocado

Avocados are expensive and can ripen on your counter quickly before you use them up. Extend their life by freezing them.

Open the avocado and remove fruit. Mash in a bowl, adding one tablespoon of lemon or lime juice for each avocado. Freeze for up to five months in a freezer bag.

Great to use for guacamole, dips and spreads.

Citrus

Don't toss out lemons or limes after squeezing them. Freeze the peels and always have zest on hand!

Freeze the peels in freezer bags for up to three months. Grate from frozen and use in salad dressing, sauces, sorbets, and pies.

Tomato Paste

Recipes usually only call for a bit of tomato paste and the remainder inevitably goes to waste.

  1. Open both ends of the can.
  2. Remove one metal end, toss and place one end back in can.
  3. Wrap the can in plastic wrap, and freeze overnight.
  4. Remove from freezer and let stand for five minutes. Push the frozen paste out the open end and place frozen paste log in freezer bag.
  5. Slice whenever needed. Store for up to three months.

Use in sauces, soups and stews.

 

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