I know I have been promising and promising my lettuce trick to my readers for some time now, well wait NO longer!
Question, how long does lettuce stay fresh for you? For me, I have learned a way to extend the life and freshness of my lettuce. This is great because sometimes we just don't go through a lot of lettuce and I really hate having to throw food away. I cannot take credit for learning this method on my own. Credit goes to my mother in law for teaching me this great trick.
I took a head of green leaf lettuce and took pictures of it just about every time I pulled it out of the fridge (at least I tried to remember to. This is the life cycle of that 1 head of lettuce:
Day 1 came home from the store:
Ok, as you can see, it really has quite a few bad spots at this point and we tossed at this point, but have you ever had lettuce last 38 days and still look crisp(picture before the last)
So how did I achieve this????? Well, I will admit I have the fruit and veggie Tupperware, but I don't really think you need to get that fancy since you seal off the vents for lettuce. Any plastic container with a lid should work. When you get home DO NOT wash the lettuce. I don't wash the lettuce until I am peeling off the leaves I am using and then those get the scrub down.
Grab some paper towels and moisten them. I typically just put them under the faucet with cold water and then ring them out so they are moist but NOT dripping wet. Completely wrap your lettuce in these paper towels and set in your plastic container. It should look something like this:
Remember the lettuce I purchased on April 26th? (I purchased 2 heads of green leaf that day, see this post)
This is what the remaining one looked like yesterday(that is 27 days later!):
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