I like to buy pre-washed baby spinach and spring mix that comes already triple washed at the grocery store, but there are always those few stray leaves that have become slimy and mushy along the sides of the container which rapidly can infect the other fresh crispy leaves. Wilted salad greens are something no one likes to deal with and it seems like that is a foregone conclusion when we store our salad in the refrigerator, but that certainly does not have to be the case if you use this simple tip that I found on Youtube. This tip is so easy and it makes complete sense, why I had never thought of doing this is really beyond me and I am so happy that I was told by the amazing Youtuber Berta Jay how to keep my salad greens and delicious baby spinach fresh in the refrigerator for longer because I get very upset when I have to throw out food that didn’t last as long as I had expected.
Just wash your salad greens and dry your salad greens with some paper towels, then place in a bowl and pick out all the bad (slimy) leaves and tear any of the larger leaves into bite-size pieces. Then you place a paper towel in the bottom of your other bowl and add a layer of salad greens then add another paper towel and another layer of salad greens and keep repeating the pattern until all your greens are in the bowl. The paper towels will stop any pools of moisture collecting on the leaves that cause the slimy leaf syndrome. You place your lid on top then refrigerate.
This method is amazing, I don’t know how I lived without it.