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Thursday, January 27, 2011


Always handle salad greens with kid gloves.

In  my humble opinion, the salad spinner is one of the greatest kitchen inventions EVER! Grab one at a yard sale for a dollar or Wally World for $4.00. Make sure that it is one that has open holes on the bottom of it so that the water can run out when it goes for a spin around the sink.

Tear greens in bite-size pieces with your hands to avoid bruising with knife. I hate ordering a salad in a restaurant and it arrives in huge pieces...it is a whole lot easier to eat when the lettuce is in smaller pieces. That's my opinion and I am sticking with it!
Don't cut up tomatoes either for a salad because their juices will thin the dressing and wilt the greens. Add them at the last minute or serve on the side.

After you have spun your greens in the salad spinner, place a sheet of paper towel in a large zip-lock baggie and then pour the lettuce in, position it over the towel so it is all nice and even, seal it and place it in the fridge until you are ready to make your salad. The greens will we nice and crisp and well chilled.


  1. Adele, you have some wonderful tips for your readers. This is my first visit here and I love what I found. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Thank you Mary. I appreciate you stopping by!