All Things GREEN- Prep Tips For Our Leafy Green Friends!

"I feel like I spend half my time in the kitchen shaking colanders and pounding a salad spinner.   Do you pre-wash all your salad greens?  Do you have a fave method of washing & drying?  How do you keep them fresh in the fridge?"


A reader posted this comment/question to me and I'm sure there are many other readers wondering about the same things!

YES- I pre-wash all the salad greens, even those whose labels state triple-washed.  From a food safety perspective, there's just no reason to skip this important step.

I love the salad spinner for being sure to thoroughly dry all the leaves.  I haven't found anything that works better!

You can save time by washing and prepping large batches at one, then storing them in a large container lined with paper towels, and kept in the veggie crisper drawer of your refrigerator.  To paraphrase Julia Child (sort of), "Don't Crowd The Veggies"; granted, she was referring to not crowding beef while browning it to prep for Boeuf Bourguignon, but you get the idea!