Buy leafy greens. Put in fridge. Go to use them.
What??! They are wet & slimy already!?!
Pre-washed salad greens are SO convenient, but how quickly they can go BAD in my fridge is frustrating, amirite?🙋
The two things that make greens spoil quickly are moisture and air. They work w/ bacteria to break down the cell walls and create the “slime” that coats greens after a few days in the fridge.
Use THESE Tips to Get Your Greens Lasting Up to 5 Days Longer:
If you buy GREENS…
IN A BAG:
– Add a paper towel to absorb moisture.
– Shake the bag to evenly spread out the leaves and store laying down (not upright with all the leaves smashed together at the bottom).
IN A CLAMSHELL CONTAINER:
– Add a paper towel at the bottom to absorb moisture.
– Fluff up the leaves so they touch each other less.
FROM A FARMER’S MARKET: Lay them out in a single layer on a long sheet of paper towels. Roll it up BURRITO STYLE. Store in a plastic bag or clear container in the fridge.
Bye Bye Slimy Greens 🌿
PRO TIP: Keep greens at eye level in your fridge, not in the RIP (rest in peace) drawer. In sight. In mouth. More on that here.