It’s important to choose the freshest greens when cooking and eating healthy. The general rule when buying lettuce or other greens is to look for those that are crisp and free of blemishes. They should smell fresh, never sour. Cleaning and storing greens properly can help maximize their nutrition and flavor.
- 1 head - Lettuce
- Fill a sink or large container with cold water.
- Immerse greens in water and swish around with your hands.
- Let stand for a few minutes for dirt to sink to bottom.
- Carefully remove greens from water and dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels.
- Wrap dry greens in a paper towel and store in a tightly sealed plastic bag.
- Remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing it.
- Greens prepared and stored in this manner can be refrigerated for up to a week.
Washing and storing greens properly is an important part of making sure you’re eating the freshest and most nutritious greens. Store your greens in the refrigerator for up to a week, and you’ll always have the ingredients you need for a nutritious and delicious salad.