Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Kitchen Tip Tuesday - Keep greens fresh longer
We often buy spinach, or mixed greens in those long plastic containers. They are usually a good deal and are really packed full, so you get value for your money.
However, sometimes after a couple days of eating salad, we get sick of it and still have more than half a tub left.
The trick to keep if from going soggy is to place a paper towel inside on top of the greens once you open the container. The paper towel absorbs all the moisture and keep the lettuce from getting soggy. I check the towel every few days and change it if needed, but this way I am able to keep a container like this fresh for at least 3 weeks.
If I forget to do this, the moisture gets the entire tub soggy in just a few days. And if one bunch of leaves is slimy and soggy, I will toss the entire thing.
So save your greens with a paper towel :)
For more great tips, go to Tammy's place.