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Don't Toss Your Sad Lettuce - Fix It!

Don't Toss Your Sad Lettuce - Fix It!

We've all done it, we've bought lettuce with the perfectly good intention of turning it into salad, only instead of making a salad, we throw it in to the back of the fridge and forget about it for a while. We come back a few days later and find that the leaves look a bit sad and wilted. Well, what do you do? Do you toss it out? Nope! You soak it! Place washed lettuce leaves in a bowl (preferably stainless steel) filled with cold water, lemon juice and ice cubes. Soak for an hour in the refrigerator, then drain, dry and enjoy! Oh and let's be realistic here folks, if your lettuce is starting to turn to soggy mush, no amount of lemon juice is going to save it.

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intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
Thanks for the great tip!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Wow, that's a GREAT tip. I'm going to have to try that.
jendudley jendudley 10 years
I get lazy and don't want to cut it up, rinse it out, dry it off..... Too many times, the horse has benefited from my laziness!
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
great tip!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I have some lettuce in my fridge right now that I'm going to try this on!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 10 years
i learned to soak older lettuce with water in bio class but i didn't know that you're suppose to add lemon and ice.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
I will definitely have to try this ... I've just thrown a pack of salad away b/c it was so wilted! :(
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Hm, good tip- I'll have to try it. Although I have been pretty good about using up fruits and veggies lately I have also been guilty of the "forgotten ones."
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I'm definitely guilty of this, so good to know!
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