Everyday Chef: How to Improve the Life of Your Salad Greens

Alex Caspero, MA, RD, CLT
Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters

Alex Caspero, Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies-More Matters

A Simple Trick to Improve the Life of Your Salad Greens

I eat salads almost every day for lunch as it’s a great way to ensure that I am getting at least a few servings of vegetables per day. Since I tend to buy a lot of lettuce at one time, I want to make sure that it stays fresh for longer than a few days! To make the most of my produce, I rely on this simple trick to extend the life of my greens for up to two weeks!

This trick works on just about every type of green:

  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Romaine
  • Butter
  • Red Leaf
  • And others!


In fact, the only green this trick doesn’t work for is iceberg lettuce. All you need is washed, thoroughly dried greens, paper towels, and a ziplog bag. Ready to get started? Enjoy the video below to learn the simple trick that extends the life of your lettuce!

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