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Can You Freeze Scallions to Make Them Last Longer?

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Sliced or diced scallions make a tasty addition to many different meals. They go great sprinkled over salads, tossed into soups, baked into breads, and much more.

But like many vegetables, scallions don’t last super long in the fridge. It’s hard to buy only one or two at a time, as they’re often sold in bunches, so it’s all too easy for them to go bad before you can use them.

Luckily, there’s a very easy solution. Like many vegetables, scallions can be frozen and saved for months at a time, to be sprinkled over a baked potato or added to garnish an entree whenever you want.

Rubbermaid 10-Piece Food Storage Containers with Lids

Can't store any veggies in the freezer if you don't have freezer-safe food containers.

First, chop up the scallions (if you haven’t already). Then grab a clean freezer safe bottle or jar— plastic or glass is fine– and a piece of parchment paper. Roll up the parchment paper and use it like a funnel to pour in your chopped scallions. Once they’re all in the bottle or jar, seal it with the lid.

The scallions will stay good in the freezer for up to six months and maintain their freshy, onion-y taste. To defrost them, simple let the bottle or jar sit on the counter a room temperature for a couple of minutes and they’ll be good to go.

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Meghan Herlihy is a full-time writer for LifeSavvy and How-To Geek and has written across a wide variety of topics, genres, and formats, including radio talk shows, local sports journalism, and creative original fiction. She received her bachelor's degree in communications from Ithaca College and a master's in writing from Johns Hopkins University. When she's not writing, you're most likely to find her reading a book, petting every dog within eyesight, and indulging in her love of travel. Read Full Bio »
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