Tip: How Do You Keep Your Salad Fresh?

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I’ve tried many different ways to keep lettuce and spinach from spoiling without luck. Every time I’d go to make a nice yummy salad, my lettuce would be spoiled and there is nothing I hate more than soggy lettuce or spinach. It even smells bad!

One day, I stumbled on a method that has continued to work best for me over the years. The idea came about quite accidentally one day when I was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets. I came across this big, round tupperware container with a collander in it. I’m not even sure what it was for or why I had it.

I need the kitchen space and didn’t want to throw it away so I went to the fridge to see if there was something I could do with it. Ahh. The lettuce was just sitting there like a big lump on the shelf. I took the lettuce out of the bag and put it into the collander inside the container.

A few days later, expecting to find soggy lettuce, imagine my surprise when I found still crisp lettuce! One thing I noticed was that some condensation had built up on the inside of the lid and had ultimately dripped down the inside of the container creating a little puddle on the bottom. The saving grace was that since the lettuce was in the collander, this prevented the it from touching the water and spoiling quicker.

I removed the collander from the container. I emptied out the water. I then dried off the underside of the lid. Then I decided to put some paper towels on the bottom to catch any new water that would drip down there. I also put a piece of paper towel on top of the lettuce so it wouldn’t get wet from the buildup under the lid.

I have to say that I can store lettuce for a few weeks this way versus only a few days!

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I’m sure there are other failsafe ways to keep lettuce longer in the fridge. What are some of the ways you keep your salad fresh?

Ciao for now!

Sunny Jo

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