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Drying Lettuce Leaves for Salad

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A salad is much more appealing when the lettuce leaves are not still wet from washing. This guide is about drying lettuce leaves for salad.


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June 1, 2006

If you don't have one of those expensive salad spinners, have some fun. Spin your salad greens and lettuce dry quickly without damaging them by washing them well, then put into a clean pillowcase. Step outdoors, and swing it over your head like a windmill. Swing in big circles. It sounds stupid, but try it. You'll be surprised. Kids love doing this.


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July 10, 2009

What can I use to dry my lettuce besides a salad spinner? Salad spinners take up a lot of space and I have a very small kitchen and refrigerator.

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July 10, 20090 found this helpful

What I have always done is wrap my wet lettuce in a clean kitchen towel, walk outdoors, and spin it around over my head or to my side. Works like a charm.

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July 10, 20090 found this helpful

You can lay a few pieces of lettuce at a time on a paper towel then lay another on top of it and gently press them dry. It works great.

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July 10, 20090 found this helpful

Put it in a clean cotton pillow case and twirl around.

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

The clean drying cloth (for dishes) works. Just take each corner up like a pouch and spin your arm while you are holding it. Do it outside.

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

Plain old paper towels, or even kitchen towels work very well.

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July 14, 20090 found this helpful

I took some classes from a French chef and he always dried his lettuce by putting it in a new, clean pillowcase and putting it in the wash machine on spin cycle for a few seconds.

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July 19, 20090 found this helpful

Mesh onion or potato bag. Take it outside and whirl it around a few times.

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