Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger

Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger from RealFoodCarolyn.com

Ginger is a favorite REAL FOOD ingredient in my kitchen! While it’s wonderful have fresh ginger on hand, I try to always keep a stash of frozen minced ginger in my freezer. I love this easy technique to save & store it for adding to tea, broth, soups and stews or other recipes.

Here are my Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger:

1) Be sure to purchase ORGANIC ginger. And buy local in-season, if you can! I’m fortunate to have Windcrest Farm, a certified organic farm, nearby and I really appreciate the opportunity to stock up on their fresh ginger and turmeric each year.

Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger from RealFoodCarolyn.com

2) Remove the outer skin using the edge of a spoon or a vegetable peeler if the ginger is more woody. Then CUT it into smaller manageable pieces.

Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger | RealFoodCarolyn.com

3) Place the ginger pieces in your food processor and pulse until finely MINCED.

Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger from RealFoodCarolyn.com

4) SCOOP the minced ginger into ice cube trays and add a little filtered water, if needed. This silicon ice tray/baking mold is handy because each indentation holds exactly one tablespoon. Conventional ice cube trays hold 2 tablespoons.

Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger from RealFoodCarolyn.com

5) Place the tray in your FREEZER for several hours then transfer to a freezer-safe container for long-term storage. The frozen cubes should keep for up to 3 months … but I always use them up more quickly than that!

Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger from RealFoodCarolyn.com

Now you will have conveniently portioned minced ginger to make a cup of healthy hot tea, to simmer in a mug-full of nourishing bone broth, or add to soups and stews. You could also toss one of these ginger cubes into my Easy Butternut Squash Soup!

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8 Responses to Easy Steps to Save & Store Ginger

  1. Dee January 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Great idea! I use ginger every day. I make ginger tea and love ginger in my morning smoothie.
    I just posted on my blog a Paleo Breakfast. I hope you stop by.

  2. Ruth January 31, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Carolyn, I loved your Broth workshop this morning! (And also your lacto-fermenting workshop!

    You are a super cook and a great person. I like using your broth recipes to make dandelion tea!

  3. LaurenLL February 9, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    Ginger is my favorite spice; love it in stir-frys, smoothies, tea. Love this method because I usually wrap the ginger root and freeze the whole thing. With your method, I can always have it conveniently on hand.

    • Real Food Carolyn February 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Lauren! Enjoy! :)

  4. Jessica @ The 104 Homestead February 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    I’ll be growing ginger this year so this will be super helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Erica Petrucci September 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    I do the same thing with basil and parsely from my garden! I usually add a little olive oil instead of water. So good, fresher than dried, and cheap!

    • Real Food Carolyn September 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

      Sounds wonderful, Erica! Thanks for sharing. :)

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