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How to Wash and Store Your Romaine Lettuce

May 19, 2022

How to wash and store your romaine lettuce without a salad spinner! How I save time all week by doing this once and having easy access to salads and washed greens all week long.

When I first started buying heads of romaine, I couldn’t believe how dirty it was when I went to wash it. It also felt super tedious to have to wash and cut it every single time I wanted to eat it or use it for something. So I started dabbling with methods to wash, prep and store my lettuce to have for a few days. And this is what I have been doing and it works so well for me. I hope it does for you too.

The two main things lettuce needs: 

Lettuce craves moisture and air. With these two things, that is how it will stay fresh. But if your lettuce is looking a little sad, you can shock it in some ice water. Fill a bowl with ice cubes and water and let the lettuce sit in there to come back to life.

How I wash and prep my lettuce for the week:

  1. Trim off the ends of the stem and separate the leaves
  2. Fill bowl with cold water and add the lettuce leaves to soak for a couple minutes
  3. Dry the lettuce on a clean kitchen towel
  4. Add a damp paper towel to a storage container then the lettuce
  5. Cover with another damp paper towel and transfer to the fridge to store for up to 5 days

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How to Wash and Store Your Romaine Lettuce

How to wash and store your romaine lettuce without a salad spinner! How I save time all week by doing this once and having easy access to salads and washed greens all week long.

  • Author: Rachel

Ingredients

Scale
  • 13 heads of romaine lettuce
  • 1 container to store lettuce in (I love this one)

Instructions

  1. Trim off the ends of the stem and separate the leaves
  2. Fill bowl with cold water and add the lettuce leaves to soak for a couple minutes
  3. Dry the lettuce on a clean kitchen towel
  4. Add a damp paper towel to a storage container then the lettuce
  5. Cover with another damp paper towel and transfer to the fridge to store for up to 5 days

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