How I wash Lettuce or greens
November 8, 2011
We really have to be careful with our food these days. I give special care with cleaning lettuce or greens such as turnip greens, collards, spinach, swiss chard etc.
The first thing I do is take a very large bowl and pour a couple of Tablespoons salt in the bottom
Then fill about half way with clean cold water
Cut or tear your lettuce if it is something like romaine and put into the salted water or just toss in the smaller leaf lettuce. Same for other greens.
Swish around the lettuce, it may feel soapy due to the salt. The salt will make any critters let go of the leaf if there are any there.
Now put it through a strainer and rinse with cold water
Now fill the large bowl again about half way and add about 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
Swish around again and now the lettuce should feel squeeky clean.
Now rinse again well
and spin to dry.
Hope this helps
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