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Cabbage sliced into wedges

How to blanch green cabbage

Blanching helps preserve and set the color of fresh vegetables as well as those intended for the freezer.


  1. Start with fresh cabbage – as fresh as you can get. Slice the cabbage into wedges.
  2. Prepare a large bowl with ice and cold water.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.
  4. Add the cabbage wedges in batches of no more than 1kg and cook for 2 minutes until the leaves have softened slightly.
  5. Remove the cabbage and refresh in iced water to stop the cooking process. Cool for the same amount of time as the blanch step. In this case 2 minutes.
  6. Drain thoroughly

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