Monday, September 19, 2011

Quick Tip: Lasting Lettuce

Keep your lettuce fresh and crisp longer by processing it as soon as you bring it home from the store.  This works best on Romaine and leafy lettuces.

Cut of the end off of the bunch.  Wash each leaf under cold water.  Pat dry.

Place leaves, neatly stacked, on a dry paper towel. Cover the with another paper towel on top.

Place the bunch into a gallon sized ziplock bag.  (Here, I used plastic wrap because I was out of gallon bags.)  Store in refrigerator.

Now, you've got lettuce ready to go for salads and sandwiches. Not only will it cut down on cooking prep time, your lettuce will stay fresh a lot longer this way.  Give it a try!

What are your favorite tips for keeping lettuce fresh longer?

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