How To Revive Wilting Lettuce!

This may be one of the best secrets of the kitchen. You maybe noticed in my post about feeding our family (click to link) that we use a large amount of lettuce greens in our diet. It would be impossible everytime I needed a head of lettuce to run to the store. Well, let’s face it. I’m not running anywhere; I’m sending David or loading a few toddlers to drive there.

But in all my years of mastering killing lettuce that’s lost in the fridge, thinking it can last longer than it really can, I found a way to raise the dead — well, dead lettuce that is! This tip works very well with your leaf lettuces like romaine, butterhead, red and green leaf lettuce, and chard greens.

First, you discover you forgot your lettuce in the back of the fridge. Or if your like me, you knew you didn’t want to make more trips to the store, knew this trick worked, and bought a lot of lettuce to last a couple of weeks.

Dead Lettuce

No need to pull off any dead leaves, or wash. Cut the base off, like you were preparing it to use.

Place lettuce leaves in a large bowl filled with about 1 – 1.5 inches of water.

Dead Lettuce1

Allow to sit 8-10 hours or longer if you forget about it.  I like to pull mine out the night before I need it, toss it in the bowl, and by dinner time the next day it’s ready to go. And there you have it, refreshed beautiful lettuce.

Good Lettuce1

Wash cut and prepare.

Good Lettuce

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5 thoughts on “How To Revive Wilting Lettuce!

  • February 15, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Holy cow awesome! You just saved me tons of money!!!

  • February 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    This is cool, I never knew!

  • February 2, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Ce qui m’inquiète beaucoup plus, c’est la méthode d’échantillonnage. Il semblerait que ce soit un échantillon de convenance, ce qui diminue fortement la portée statistique pour ne pas dire scientifique.Enfin, ce sont des résultats relatifs, pas absolus: nous pouvons gagner des places parce que nous devenons meilleurs, mais aussi parce que les autres deviennent moins bons…

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