Q. Lisa asked, "How do YOU store lettuce?"
She also said she ends up wasting quite a bit because it goes bad (wilted) before she uses it all....
- Do you wash it all at once or just wash what you need as you use it?
- Store it in gallon (zippy-type) bags or a Tupperware container?
- With or without paper towels, how about inexpensive napkins?
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Lisa, thanks... I love Lisa's questions, which often inspire me to post ideas.
Here's what I like to do for storing lettuce:
Remember to tear up ONLY what you want for lunch or dinner.
- Buy loose leaf lettuce, i.e. Curly Leaf, but I particularly prefer Romain lettuce (as it lasts weeks longer).
- Gently separate off the whole leaves and then layer these into a salad spinner.
- Fill with COLD water, so the lettuce can drink up some! Ahhh....
- Drain and then cover to spin lettuce dry.
- Tear up ONLY what you want for lunch or dinner.
- Place a few inexpensive napkins, between many layers of remaining leaves, within one or two gallon zip bags.
- Curly Leaf lettuce lasts about a week, where as Romain can last up to weeks longer!
- This way...you'll have fresher, crisper salads than the lettuce was originally!
Now here's a blog site that listed...
12 Creative, Simple and Easy Salad Recipes!
Chop one head of romaine or dark leaf lettuce. Slice 1/2 a cucumber and a few radishes, cut a red or green pepper into strips, throw in a few tomato slices and toss in chunks of your favorite cheese or plain nuts (a more eco-friendly choice). Top with the dressing of your choice. If you like, you can add slices of grilled chicken breast or boiled eggs that you have on hand. Leftover grass-fed steak pieces work great, too.
So Now Enjoy!
Labels: Equipment, How To, Salad, Veggies