One of my favorite sections of my local produce stand is the discounted produce section. I often find great deals on produce that might have a few dings or scratches but is overall still in great shape. The other day I scored 2 bags of red peppers and a box of mangos for just over $5.
When I got home, I set to work to flash freeze these for later use. Line a cookie sheet with waxed (or parchment) paper and lay your cut produce in a single layer.
Then put them in the freezer overnight. In the morning, transfer your frozen produce to storage bags and return to the freezer.
The red peppers are perfect for soups, stews, stir fry, etc. I used them in a Coconut Curry Tofu recipe that was delicious. The mangos are awesome for smoothies. Yesterday, I made a smoothie with mangos, nectarines (flash frozen last summer!) and banana. Yum!
This technique works for lots of different fruits and vegetables. The keys are to cut the produce into the size you will want to use it (for example, I cut the nectarines into slices so they would be easy to add to smoothies) and to freeze them in a single layer.
What produce have you flash frozen?