How to Store Lettuce to Last a month! This easy tip shows you how to wrap your lettuce in aluminum foil to keep it fresh in the refrigerator. The lettuce stays so crisp after a month I can even use it for salads!
How do you keep lettuce fresh in the refrigerator?
Lettuce only lasting a few days? Never again! With this easy method using aluminum foil you can store lettuce to last for a month!
In June we pick lettuce. We pick lots of lettuce. I’m talking so much lettuce you begin to get lettuce anxiety. Have you ever had it? It’s when you dream of lettuce chasing you with baskets to capture you. It’s rough.
Recipe You’ll LikeAnd nothing makes me more angry (ok, maybe littering) than wasting our garden vegetables. If a vegetable goes bad, I fall into a puddle of tears on the kitchen floor. This method works for romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, bibb lettuce and more!
This trick works so well, it keeps our lettuce fresh for 1 month (!) after we pick it. You’ll be amazed by how well it works too!
Step by Step Directions on How to Store Lettuce
So how do you make your lettuce last weeks? Easy. There’s only one step and you only need one tool.
- Take a big piece of aluminum foil, preferably the extra long version, but if you can’t do that, then just use 2 pieces of aluminum foil to cover the entire head of lettuce. Wrap it tight and make sure it’s completely covered. Now put it in your fridge.
- Whenever you need some lettuce, take it out and use a piece, then wrap it up. Here’s a lettuce head that’s been wrapped in aluminum foil for a month!
That’s it! Easy, right? Even after weeks of picking our lettuce, I can still enjoy it in tacos or a salad. That makes this lettuce growing girl pretty happy!
How to Wash Lettuce
I get asked often when and how I wash lettuce so I thought I would share it here. With this method, do not wash your lettuce before wrapping it aluminum foil. Moisture is our enemy. Instead, wash the lettuce after you remove it from aluminum foil. I prefer washing ours with our salad spinner. I use a salad spinner to wash all our vegetables – from greens, beans, broccoli and more, so it was worth it!
Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy lettuce trick! Now you know how to keep lettuce fresh!
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- 1 head lettuce
- Take a big piece of aluminum foil, preferably the extra long version, but if you can't do that, then just use 2 pieces of aluminum foil to cover the entire head of lettuce. Wrap it tight and make sure it's completely covered. Now put it in your fridge.
- Whenever you need some lettuce, take it out and use a piece, then wrap it up.
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