Lettuce, Romaine, and other leafy greens are sometimes hard to come by these days. But when you are lucky enough to get some at your weekly pick up, its as good as gold. Leafy greens are great at adding that needed crunch to a sandwich. But how do you prolong the shelf life?
Standard Shelf life? Leafy greens can last for up to 3 weeks if stored properly.
Which types of lettuce store the longest?
- Oak Leaf
How to store? Keep your lettuce whole and unwashed until ready to serve. Store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, wrap in a paper towel.
Leafy Greens are a nutritious addition to smoothies. And you can add to your BLT or Club sandwich. Also, try one of these recipes:
A basic Tossed Dinner Salad from Rachel Ray: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/your-basic-tossed-salad-recipe-1939300
Mock PF Changs Lettuce Wraps from Damn Delicious: https://damndelicious.net/2014/05/30/pf-changs-chicken-lettuce-wraps/
Tip at the Supermarket: Choose large sturdy unwrapped heads. Do not use bagged leafy greens as it tends to spoil quickly after opening.
Check out this website to learn more about lettuce and other leafy greens https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/vegetables/lettuce