For some reason all of the organic romaine I have been buying from the store has been going limp really quickly lately. I eat A LOT of romaine, so I needed to find a solution to this problem. I found a really easy fix…
Cut the base off of the romaine, and stick it into a large beer mug (mine are from Crate & Barrel) filled with high quality filtered water (the same way you would put flowers in a vase). It is crucial that you use high quality water since the romaine (or whatever lettuce you will be using) will drink it up and as a result so will you!
Leave the lettuce in its vase out on the counter if you plan on using it that day or put it into the fridge. You will be shocked by how quickly it crisps-up. I took these pictures yesterday and within the span of an hour my romaine was better than ever.
8 responses to “LIMP LETTUCE – Easy Fix”
Awesome!! I love this tip!! Even after YEARS & YEARS of eating salads, I had never heard of this. Thanks for sharing!!
I am glad you liked it 🙂
Wow, thank you for the helpful info! Will definitely be trying this out.
Really great idea! I wonder if it would work on Swiss Chard too.
I am sure it would…I have used this method on a ton of different greens.
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i know this is an old post but I just found your site from Bing. I got some red leaf lettuce for my guinea pigs and it was limp right from the package when I got home from the store and I wanted to perk it up. Will definitely be trying this tonight 🙂 thank you!
This trick works wonders for me…I hope it did for you as well.