Did you know that there are certain ways that you can store lettuce to make it last longer?
How to store lettuce…
Crisp lettuces like Iceberg or Romaine~ Core the lettuce (you can cut it off or for iceberg, pound it hard on the counter to knock the core out) wrap it in moist paper towels and refrigerate in a ziploc bag that is sealed all but one corner.
Tender Heads likeBoston, or Butterhead~ If it has the root attached leave it attached and store it in the original, plastic, produce bag or container. If it is without it’s root, wrap in moist paper towels and refrigerate in plastic produce or ziploc bags left slightly open.
Leafy Greens like argula or baby spinach~ Store in original container or wash and dry thouroughly in a salad spinner and store directly in the spinner.
But, what about prewashed and packed lettuces?? Well, because it is prewashed and then lightly sprayed with a diluted chlorine solution it typically has less bacteria than your kitchen sink would. Not really any need to wash again. Use it right out of the bag!!