Salad greens last longer when you do this simple trick. It’s so frustrating when you go to the store, buy almost $10.00 worth of leafy vegetables for salad and they only last a few days.
The greens you buy in a sealed bag at the store aren’t always organic. To learn how you can have organic produce and other foods brought to your door click here The spinach and mesclun above are picked fresh from the garden. This is what I do to help them be fresh for at least a week and a half, usually 2 weeks. You could try doing this with store bought leafy vegetables as soon as you get them home. It might work better than just throwing them in the fridge.
Follow these steps to help keep your leafy vegetables fresh:
- Fill a clean sink full of cool water and swish your greens in it until most of the dirt is rinsed off (fresh picked will have more dirt than for example a head of romaine lettuce you buy at the store.
- Place the greens in a large colander.
- Pick up a hand full at a time and run under cool water and place in basket of lettuce spinner until it is full.
Spin dry the greens and place them on a towel on the counter for a few more minutes
place one or two dry paper towels in the bags with the greens and spinach . Try not to smash the greens to tightly and seal the bag.
place in the fridge and in an hour or two enjoy the freshest crispy tastiest salad you can get!
Interested in learning to grow your own garden? Check out Growing your own vegetables