The key to a great-tasting salad is using fresh ingredients. The most important ingredient in salad is lettuce, so it is critical that your lettuce is fresh and crisp. Old, wilted lettuce is unattractive and unappetizing. To keep your salads tasting great without the expense of buying fresh lettuce every single day, you should learn the best ways to clean and store fresh iceberg lettuce and other greens.
Things You'll Need
- Flat surface
- Resealable plastic bag
Hit your head of iceberg lettuce against a flat, hard surface, stem-side down.
Hold the end of the lettuce’s core and twist and pull until it comes out.
Rinse the cored lettuce thoroughly under cold water.
Allow the head of lettuce to dry completely.
Seal the lettuce in a plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator.