Keep Lettuce Lasting Longer Tip

November 25, 2012

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I have done this and it works!!! My lettuce stayed fresh for 9 days!!!

Wash, cut, your lettuce as normal. Pack it tightly in a glass mason jar – put the top on and put put it in your fridge. Open when you want some lettuce.

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Jo December 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Will this work the same with the plastic mason jar lids? Or does the extended freshness have something to do with the metal lid? :)


Budget Savvy Diva December 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I am not sure sorry


aviad December 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

will this work with other greens and mixed greens ?


Budget Savvy Diva December 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm



kate March 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Do I need to dry the lettuce before puttin the jar(s)?? Do you spin it to get some of the water off, or what?


Alyssa M August 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I never dried it before putting it in the jar. I just shook it a little in a colander and then piled it in.


Samantha December 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm

We cut our lettuce up and put it in a glass bowl with some paper towel over it and it stays fresh that long as well. Maybe you could try putting paper towel in the top of the mason jar to keep the moisture from building as well?


kelly mcgrew February 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm

i tried this and dried mine off with a colander then paper towel before putting it in…
i’ve seen on pinterest people making an entire salad in here and taking it to work/school like that!
dressing on the bottom, toppings, lettuce, cheese!


Chris November 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Great tip, i will try this i cant wait to se how long my salad will last, .. : )

Many thanks for this awesome tip



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