Q. Lisa asked, “How do YOU store lettuce?”
- 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?
A. Yes to ALL THE above!
Lisa, thanks… I love Lisa’s questions, which often inspire me to post ideas.
Here’s what I like to do for storing lettuce:
- 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.
- This way…you’ll have fresher, crisper salads than the lettuce was originally!
Remember to tear up ONLY what you want for lunch or dinner.
Now here’s a blog site that listed…
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.