These big plastic containers of baby lettuces, spinach, arugula, etc. are super convenient, but they often turn into slimy green goo after just a few days in the fridge. Not anymore! All they need is a wrap in paper towels to ensure they stay crisp and pristine enough for your next salad.
They key is to reduce moisture in the tub, so this is what I do — right when I get home from the store — every time I buy a new container of greens:
Place a paper towel on each side of the container, so you have a total of 3-4 towels in with your greens.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Even a wrinkled towel will absorb moisture so your greens stay good!
happy eaterMay 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm
omg thank you. this really helps them last longer. I made the mistake of washing an entire bucket of sugar snap peas and returning to fridge still damp…they fermented!
Dawn JamesMarch 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm
Thank you so much, I eat salad mix everyday and was getting so frustrated that I would have to throw like 1/4 package away because of that…thanks for the tip!!!