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Preparing a Salad Ahead of Time

Every day my husband and I have a homemade vegetable salad. Most of the time I serve it for dinner but once in a while, depending on what's going on we have it for lunch. To save time I have most of it prepared ahead of time. Here is what I do.


After tidying up the kitchen after breakfast I take all of my greens, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, spinach, shredded cabbage, etc. and break it into pieces and place it in my salad spinner. After washing it well I spin it until it is dry. I then refrigerate it in a large bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.

Then when it is time to serve it all I have to do is add tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, etc. and of course, homemade salad dressing. If I didn't do this in the morning I may not have time to do it later. Happy salad eating.

By joesgirl

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August 25, 20040 found this helpful

Hi, where'd you purchase your salad spinner at? I've seen them in the Tupperware books for $32.00!! Yikes!! Too much for me! I'm sure there are cheaper ones sold somewhere, but where? Thanks!

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September 14, 20050 found this helpful

Walmart, babe. ?eBay?

I do this for the week, for dinner and lunch salads for two. I put the greens in a zip-lok bag for storage.


You're really right, this is a great time-saver.

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By Judy B. (Guest Post)
February 15, 20090 found this helpful

I use my salad spinner and love it. I got mine at
a resale shop. I've seen them at Goodwill and several thrift stores near home.

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By Maya (Guest Post)
February 15, 20090 found this helpful

If you put the salad greens in a plastic bag, add a paper napkin to absorb any excess liquid.

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