Blanching Spinach

It turns out blanching spinach – like blanching anything – is a piece of cake. But just in case you aren’t sure (as I wasn’t at one time), here are some instructions to guide you.


  1. Was and prepare your spinach as desired. For example, if you want to cut off the stems or chop the spinach down, do so now.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a bowl over high heat.
  3. Place a large handful of the spinach in the pot of bowling water.
  4. Wait about 30 seconds or until you see the spinach turning a deep green color.
  5. Using a large spoon or strainer, remove the spinach from the bowling water and place into a colander.
  6. Immediately run cold water over the spinach to stop the cooking process.
  7. Squeeze out any excess water in the spinach.

That’s it! Just keep repeating these directions for as much spinach as you have. Good luck!






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