How to store leaf lettuce - 5 ways for all occasions

Content

  • 1 The most efficient storage methods
    • 1.1 In the refrigerator: 4 ways
    • 1.2 Method 5: in the freezer
  • 2 How to store a salad can not
  • 3 Results

Fresh salad is not only different original taste, but also popular due to its beneficial properties. That's just really very fast he fades. But I will tell you how to store the leaves of lettuce in the refrigerator using simple methods.

Lettuce leaves deteriorate quickly, so it is very important to keep them properlyLettuce leaves deteriorate quickly, so it is very important to keep them properly

The most efficient storage methods

Lettuce, like other leafy vegetables, have a short shelf life. And yet there are several ways that will save the leaf salad at times longer.

In the refrigerator: 4 ways

If you think that it is enough just to wash the lettuce leaves and put them in the fridge, then don't be surprised that in a couple of days they will start to rot. To prevent this from happening, use one of the suggested storage methods.

Picture Storage and instruction
table_pic_att15049783631 Method 1. In container
  • First of all, very carefully rinse every leaf of greenery, removing yellowed parts.
  • Throw the greens in a sieve or in a colander, let the water drain.
  • Put the product on a paper towel and wait until it is completely dry.
  • Gently fold the leaves into a container, cover them with a paper napkin. Close the container itself. If the container was not at hand, it can be replaced with an enamelled vessel. Cover it with a plastic bag with holes or a paper towel.

    Put the silverware in the container - it will keep the salad fresh for 30 days.

table_pic_att15049783642 Method 2 In the substrate

Unwashed greens can be stored as follows:

  • Put the leaves on a substrate of food foam (the price for them is minimal and starts from about a few rubles).
  • Do not spread the greens too tight - there should be air between the sheets.
  • Cover the product with cling film.
  • Put the resulting packaging on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. This method of storage will ensure the freshness of the leaves throughout the week.

    It is better not to cut off the amount of green you need, but to tear it off with your own hands. It is believed that contact with metal surfaces spoils the taste of the salad.

table_pic_att15049783653 Method 3. In a bowl of water

I know about the fairly popular practice of storing greenery - in water, like flowers:

  • Take a bowl and pour a small amount of water into it.
  • The lower part of the leaves in the cuttings cut 2-3 mm. This will increase absorption by the plant.
  • Put lettuce cuttings in the water.
  • Cover the top with cling film or bag. Too tight to bundle is not worth the greens need air.
table_pic_att15049783664 Method 4. Marinated in a saucepan

There is another way to preserve lettuce leaves - pickle them.

  • Place 3-4 cloves of garlic and sliced ​​celery on the bottom of a jar or enamel pan.
  • One by one, place the washed leaves in a container.
  • Cover the salad with dill sprigs and celery.
  • Cook the marinade in parallel. For him boil a liter of water and add two spoons of sugar, a spoonful of salt and a teaspoon of citric acid.
  • Fill the greens with marinade, lay the oppression on top.
  • Wait for the marinade to cool, then send the pan to the fridge.

To always enjoy fresh greens, it can be stored, or rather grown independently on the windowsill in a pot.

Purchased seeds germinate within 5 days, and after 20-25 days you will be able to harvest the first crop. The main thing - do not forget to provide the plant with regular watering, fertilizing and sufficient lighting.

If you grow a salad at home, it will survive better.If you grow a salad at home, it will survive better.

Method 5: in the freezer

Eating fresh lettuce is very healthy, but it is difficult to do it all year round. And here comes the freezer to the rescue.

Whole leaves do not freeze. This is due to the fact that they contain a large amount of water, and at very low temperatures the salad turns into a mash. But you can do otherwise.

Milled leaves of lettuce can be added to sauce or soupMilled leaves of lettuce can be added to sauce or soup
  • Pour the leaves with boiling water, and then cool them in cold water.
  • After that, grind them manually or with a blender until mashed.
  • Spread the resulting gruel in molds, containers or packages.

Salad prepared in this way can be used to make sauces or soups.

How to store a salad can not

I told you about the ways of storing the salad, it's time to discuss what you absolutely cannot do with greens. And you can not do only two things:

  1. Store in a closed plastic bag. Moisture will accumulate inside, which will only accelerate the deterioration of greenery.
  2. Leave the leaves open. Due to the fact that in the refrigerator there is a strong evaporation, the lettuce leaves will wither several times faster.
If you keep the salad unpacked all the time, it will quickly witherIf you keep the salad unpacked all the time, it will quickly wither

Results

I told you how to properly store a salad in order to prolong his life. You can use one or several ways at once. Watch the video in this article, it will be useful to you. If you still have questions or you decide to tell about your experience blanks, write in the comments.

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