Washing and Drying Lettuce
- When I come in from the garden, I immediately put the lettuce in a large plastic container and place it in the sink and fill with cold running water. I let the water run for a few minutes and then fill up the container with fresh, CLEAN water and let the lettuce soak for about 10 minutes.
- Then I rinse the lettuce again. YES…home-grown lettuce will be filled with dirt and even bugs, so I like to make sure it’s really clean.
- Then I use my salad spinner.
- Then I lay a big BEACH towel on my counter and start spreading the lettuce out in a single layer.
- Cover with another clean beach towel and let sit on the counter for a few hours.
- Check it every now and then and turn the lettuce leaves over to make sure all the lettuce is drying.
- Once your lettuce is completely dried, you can store it in a plastic container using paper towels in between the layers of lettuce.
- Your lettuce will last a long time stored this way; at least a week, maybe longer.
- Check it every few days and change the paper towels if they become too damp.
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