Give new life to old lettuce

In Tips and Hints on September 27, 2011 at 8:40 am

Now that summer is all but a memory in America’s Ukraine (Iowa), we do not seem to use up our salad fixings as quickly as when the weather was warmer.  If you reach for a bag of your Romaine lettuce and find it a bit wilted, bring it back to life with a bit of lemon juice.

One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my salad spinner.  After tearing up lettuce for a salad and carefully inspecting it for “guests”, I pour in a tablespoon full of lemon juice (Volcano Imported Sicilian Lemon Juice) and then fill the bowl with enough water to cover the lettuce.  After it stands for 15-20 minutes, I pour off the water and give the lettuce a quick spin to remove any clinging water.  The lettuce emerges as crisp as the day it was brought home.

The OXO Salad Spinner retails for about $15.


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