Some veggies, like broccoli or cauliflower just don’t taste great raw.
If you want to take the raw edge of a veggie, you blanch it. Boil some water, then throw in your veggies for just a minute or so, and it brings out better color, flavor or texture. As soon as your veggies are a little cooked, you may want to SHOCK them – that’s when you stop the cooking by throwing them in ice water. Shocking your veggies let’s you store them and they won’t get mushy. Then you can reheat them later or eat them cold with our homemade Ranch Dressing!