Fresh lettuce salad is an excellent source of more greens in your diet. Yet, rummaging in your fridge, you can often find the salad has wilted sadly or has started to rot from the inside, a process that develops very quickly.
If you are fond of your lettuce salad but don’t know how to make it keep, you have come to the right place.
They sell different lettuce salads in the stores, whole leaf or assorted salad cuttings in packages.
Cuttings are not worth buying, for they are made from wilted and damaged leaves that can’t be sold otherwise. These salads are almost devoid of vitamins and can contain dangerous bacteria.
Here we discourse of a healthier way to store salads in the fridge as long as possible.
- Buy a whole loaf of salad.
- Take it apart into separate leaves cutting them at the base.
- Wash each leaf in running water.
- Dry with paper towels.
- Store them wrapped in paper towels and placed in plastic bags.
- Or cut up the leaves into large pieces with scissors and dry them in the salad dryer.
- Put the cut-up leaves into a deep dish, cover with a paper towel and cover up with a film.
Paper towels will soak up excessive moisture, not allowing it to condense on the leaves, and the plastic film will protect them from drying up.
So you will always have fresh crisp and clean salad leaves at hand.