Blanching is a good way to gently cook vegetables. Blanching makes the veggies crispy yet not raw. Below is the step by step photo on how to blanch your vegetables. Since I posted the meatballs with spinach, I thought I have to post this how to blanch veggies to guide you. This process is applicable to any vegetables you want to blanch - not just spinach. Check the Ugly Duckling Meatballs.