How to save lettuce leaves for the winter: 3 methods of canning and 2 types of freezing

Summer harvesting will enjoy the taste of your favorite vegetable in the winter.
Summer harvesting will enjoy the taste of your favorite vegetable in the winter.

Fresh leaf lettuce is rich in nutrients. And when the summer season ends, the question arises: how to prepare it for the winter? Of course, fresh this delicate and juicy greens cannot be preserved. I will tell about what can be made from lettuce leaves.

Ways of canning

Add canned salad to other vegetables, enriching their taste.
Add canned salad to other vegetables, enriching their taste.

In winter, you can buy bunches of lettuce in any supermarket. But the amount of chemical additives in this product does not make it useful. A summer harvesting can be fearlessly eaten. I will introduce you to three proven methods of salad preservation.

Method 1: Oil Frying

Salad prepared in this way is stored all winter. Such preservation add to soups, pies, main dishes. So, the recipe:

A photo Recipe
table_pic_att15122547151 Step 1. Ingredients:
  • salad - 500 g;
  • vinegar - 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • salt - h spoon;
  • sunflower oil - 5 tbsp. spoons.
table_pic_att15122547182 Step 2. Leaf preparation:
  • First, the salad must be washed under running water;
  • then wrap the leaves in a napkin to remove the moisture.
table_pic_att15122547203 Step 3. Cooking:
  1. Cut the leaves and salt.
  2. Pour the chopped greens in the oil heated in a pan.
  3. Roast for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Pour into a bowl and season with vinegar.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
table_pic_att15122547244 Step 4. Canning:
  • Transfer the mixed mass to a sterilized jar.
  • Close the metal lid and roll the key.

Method 2: pickling with spices

You can marinate leaf salad for the winter - you get a delicious vitamin product. Adding spices will give a rich taste of pickled vegetables:

A photo Recipe
table_pic_att15122547305 Step 1.


  • salad - 500 g;
  • garlic - 5 cloves;
  • dill sprigs;
  • celery stalks;

For the marinade:

  • 1 liter of water;
  • sugar - 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • salt - h spoon with a slide;
  • black pepper - 5 peas;
  • citric acid - at the tip of the knife;
  • bay leaf - 2 pcs.
table_pic_att15122547346 Step 2. Put in a pan in sequence:
  • The first layer is chopped celery and a clove of garlic.
  • Next - lettuce leaves.
  • The next row is dill.
  • Consistently lay out until the container is 2/3 full.
table_pic_att15122547357 Step 3. Make the marinade:
  • Dilute citric acid in 100 g of water.
  • Boil a liter of water.
  • Add all the ingredients for the marinade.
table_pic_att15122547368 Step 4. Cooking:
  • Fill the layers of greenery with boiling marinade.
  • Lay the oppression on top.
table_pic_att15122547389 Step 5. Storage:
  • Option 1 - put a saucepan with a yoke in the fridge.
  • Option 2 - put the cooled product in a jar and, tightly closed with a lid, place in a dark cold place.

Method 3: marinating with linden leaves

Strengthen the beneficial properties of green lettuce linden leaves. This preparation will help strengthen the immune system and avoid colds in the cold winter:

A photo Recipe
table_pic_att151225474010 Step 1.


  • salad - 500 g;
  • linden leaves - 250 g;
  • dill - 100 g

For the marinade (1 l):

  • garlic - half heads;
  • vinegar - 150 ml;
  • salt - 1 tbsp. spoon with a slide;
  • sugar - 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • 4 black peppercorns and ground red pepper - a pinch;
  • Bay leaf.
table_pic_att151225474211 Step 2. Training:
  • sort out the salad;
  • tear off the base from the lime leaves;
  • Wash, dry and cut raw materials into strips.
table_pic_att151225474512 Step 3. Cooking:
  • Mix the cut leaves and fold them into a container.
  • Boil the marinade and fill them with greens.
  • Store under the yoke either in a closed jar in the refrigerator or cellar.

Variants of freezing vegetable

The leaves of this vegetable contain a large amount of water, so they quickly lose their elasticity and rot. You can save useful properties by applying the fast freezing method. So keep the maximum of the useful properties of the product.

Before freezing the salad, prepare it properly:

A photo Sequence
table_pic_att151225474713 Step 1

Take your own salad.

Only undamaged raw materials should be stored: the veins are strong, elastic, leaves are not wilted.

table_pic_att151225475014 Step 2

Rinse each sheet under running water, because after defrosting the salad softens and you will not be able to wash it.

table_pic_att151225475215 Step 3

Dry quickly so that the raw materials do not wilt:

  • Put on a towel.
  • Twist the roll without pressing.
  • Put on a dry cloth and wait for drying.

Choose a convenient freezing option.

Option 1: solid leaflets in a container

This option involves freezing in 2 stages:

A photo Instruction
table_pic_att151225475816 Stage 1

Spread prepared raw material on a cutting board in 1 layer.

Put in the freezer for 2 hours.

table_pic_att151225475917 Stage 2

Act quickly so that the leaves do not melt:

  • Take out the board.
  • Put the salad in a container and close tightly.
  • Put in the freezer.

Option 2: chopped salad in ice tins

You can apply the universal method of freezing for any greens - in ice tins. Portioned cubes with salad weight are obtained. The price of such a vitamin supplement to soups, stews and omelets is minimal:

A photo Instruction
table_pic_att151225476018 Stage 1
  • Crush 500 g of lettuce.
  • Prepack the resulting mass in molds.
  • Send to freezer for 3 hours.

You can add a tablespoon of ground parsley and dill sprigs to enrich the taste of the salad.

table_pic_att151225476119 Stage 2

After primary freezing, put the cubes in plastic bags (no foreign odors penetrate them) and put them in the freezer again.

Such preparation for the winter is stored up to a year. After its thawing, the smell of fresh herbs spreads.


You can try to prepare the salad in all the ways I have suggested and choose the most convenient and best for you. You to help visual advice on the preparation of salad - in the video in this article. There are questions - ask in the comments.

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