How To Keep Salad Fresh Longer

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I know that you know that mean that I am keeping the greens & lettuce fresh longer, right?

Greens like Baby Spinach, Kale, Argula, Mustard/Collard Greens, lettuce, and chard.

Did you get all that?

We go through a lot of the dark, leafy greens.  We use many different types of greens and lettuces for main meals, side dishes, and smoothies.

I try hard not to run out of this very important staple in our daily diet so sometimes I buy more greens than we can possibly consume in a quick amount of time.  I used to notice that the greens that were on the very bottom of the package would become wet and slimy after just a few days.

I Do Not Like To Waste Food.

It was for that reason I began experimenting the best ways of how to keep salad fresh longer and this is what I’ve learned to do:

  1. Remove from bag and place carefully in a mason jar {preferably buy the real thing}
  2. Be careful not to smoosh the greens down too tightly into the jar 
  3. Seal with a lid
  4. Store at the top of the refrigerator where there is the most airflow
  5. Do not wash or rinse until you are about to eat it
It works.
Now our greens last twice as long as before.
How do you keep produce fresh longer?
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  1. September 30, 2013 / 11:36 pm

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    • October 4, 2013 / 2:17 am

      Welcome Allie! So glad you are here and enjoying the site.
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  2. September 28, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Greens don’t last very long around here. I drink green smoothies or thickies for breakfast, so I burn through spinach because I use 2 big fist fulls of it. I’ll have to try this tough.

    • Shan
      October 6, 2014 / 9:06 pm

      Works for us! Thanks for visiting Margie. Ly

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