How to Keep Salad Fresh
Have you ever wondered How to Keep Salad Fresh? I know that we used to struggle with keeping our saldd beautiful and crisp. We would buy it from the store and it always seemed to go bad before we could use it all. We finally came up with some clever tips that have helped us save a ton of money.
1. Buy Darker Green lettuce.
The lighter green lettuce like iceberg tends to go bad faster. By buying darker green lettuce you will actually save more money. Not only is darker lettuce healthier for you, but they last longer in your fridge.
2. Store Your lettuce in a small container that is sealed.
Don’t keep your lettuce in a bag or a bowl. Instead use a container that you can seal. I also recommend “cramming” your lettuce into a smaller container. In our experience, when you can keep as much air out, your lettuce will last longer. If you want, you can get a foodsaver to seal your containers and really get the air out, or you can just buy some nicer Rubbermaid containers to help keep the air out. Taking this extra step will help keep your salad fresh.
3. Add a Paper Towel in your Container.
This tip is really easy! Keep your a folded up paper towel in your container. Just fold up a paper towel and place it on top of your salad before you place the lid on. This paper towel will help absorb the extra moisture and keep it off your lettuce – keeping it more fresh.
4. Keep Other Salad Ingredients separate.
Don’t add your dressing, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, carrots, and other ingredients to your salad before you store it. You want to keep them separate. These kinds of food will quickly wilt your lettuce.
5. Buy Organic.
If you can, try to buy organic lettuce. Organic lettuce tends to be on the shelf for less time than the regular lettuce. Since it is sitting in the store less, that means it will simply last longer in your fridge. 😉
Salad is one of those things that is easy to last longer if you spend a few extra steps.
What are your tips to keep salad fresh?
Check out my other money saving tips for the kitchen:
- 6 Ways to use left over pasta
- 10 Ways to Use Left Over Grilled Chicken
- 6 Clever Ways to use Leftover Hamburger Buns
- 10 Ways to use Leftover Baked Potatoes