WFMW ~ Keeping Your Salad Fresh
Posted by Carol on January 27, 2009
A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette. I meant to include this tip with the recipe, but I must have gotten distracted by something shiny because I totally forgot all about it.
So, here’s what works for me. When you are putting your salad away in the refrigerator, whether you put it in Tupperware or cover it with plastic wrap or whathaveyou, lay a paper napkin or paper towel on top of the salad before you cover it. The paper will absorb excess moisture, keeping the lettuce crisp and fresh significantly longer (within reason) than without. You’ll see it works because the next time you take the salad out, the paper will be damp and limp, but the salad fresh and delicious.
This, of course, will not work if there is dressing on the salad, so unless you’re pretty sure the whole salad will be consumed by your family at one meal, don’t pour dressing on the whole salad, just the individual servings.
For more helpful hints, tune into Shannon’s blog, Rocks in my Dryer.
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