Lettuce (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Lettuce (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Storage

Fill the sink or a large bowl with cold water, then wash the lettuce leaves gently to clean and hydrate the leaves. Spin dry in a salad spinner or between two clean kitchen towels. Wrap clean lettuce leaves in a paper towel and place in an airtight container or plastic bag. Store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator and use within 3-4 days for maximum freshness.

Cutting and washing the lettuce right when you get home can make it easier to throw together a quick salad for lunch or dinner.

Recipes

Use in a salad with other CSA veggies

Top sandwiches, burgers, and tacos

Blend up in a smoothie

Ditch the bread, bun, or tortilla for a lettuce wrap (works best with firm lettuce)

If you’re overwhelmed by lettuce, try cooking it down to more manageable amounts:

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Lettuce Soup

Preservation

Because of its high water content and delicate texture, there’s really not a good way to preserve lettuce. If you have more than you know what to do with, try adding it to a saute or stir fry as it will quickly wilt down to manageable levels.