Life hack: How to revive wilted salad leaves 9



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Don’t you hate it when you go to grab out your salad leaves, only to find they’ve wilted after just a day or so?

You don’t need to throw them out – there’s an easy way to revive them.

All you need to do is soak them in water, take them out and let them air dry and pop back in the fridge.

You may have seen a tip before that tells you to soak greens for an hour in lemon water, but this method is a lot quicker!


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  1. Any greens however wilted… Immerse in a bowl of cool water with a couple of teaspoons of sugar, 15 minutes or longer. Rinse & dry & return to frig till needed

  2. Rinse the salad leaves, shake off some of the water, put into a stainless steel bowl, cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for about an hour.

  3. rinse them under water, put in a plastic bag and leave in the fridge, crisp up real quick.. i so it as soon as i bring it home from the shop..

  4. Put them in the sink together with a stainless steel knife for about half an hour …can be done with spring onions as well – works a treat!

  5. Another easy thing to do is to take all the air out of the bag they come in and then put a paper towel in the opening and then roll the bag so all the air is removed. They last much longer this way… Then you can rinse them as and when you need them. Only discovered this a couple of weeks ago and I have saved all my wilting greens!

  6. I buy a variety of leaves from lGA in a plastic container which keep so fresh for at least 2 weeks

  7. Just wash them, spin them in a salad spinner, then store them in the fridge in the salad spinner. They will be crisp in no time. I have two Zyliss spinners and always store my washed and spun salad in them and it’s always crisp and dry.

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