Are salad kits worth the money?

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asked Apr 30 in Other-Food Drink by Koffeegal (1,100 points)
Are salad kits worth the money?

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answered May 12 by layla (62,110 points)
Salad kits are worth the money and are a good way to enjoy different kinds of salads without having to keep loads of toppings around.

If you don't mind eating the same kind of salad for awhile then buying the basic ingredients and toppings yourself to make your own salads is most often cheaper.

Bagged salad is already washed and triple washed during processing and packaging so you don't need to wash bagged salad unless you want too.

The best container to keep lettuce and salad fresh in is the Rubbermaid Brilliance.

The Rubbermaid Brilliance is the best lettuce and salad containers and is 100 percent leak proof clear plastic and BPA free that won't spill even when you drop it.

Rubbermaid Brilliance containers are airtight and will also keep your salad and lettuce fresh for days.

To make your salad and greens last longer.

Make sure things are dry before you assemble the salad.
For leafy greens, add paper towels.
Select and store your ingredients carefully.
Don't forget to label.
Add shelf-stable ingredients just before tossing your salad.
Keep crispy stuff and cheesy stuff off the salad.
Pick the right spot in the refrigerator for your salad.

To keep your salad fresh in a container layer the bottom of the container with paper towels.

The paper towels will absorb moisture.

Then, gently pack the leaves in the container and top with another paper towel before storing in the crisper drawer.

Don't pack the leaves too tightly, or they will not have breathing room and that can invite rapid rot.

Lettuce requires a good amount of airflow, in addition to a bit of moisture (but not too much!), in order to stay crisp.

That's why restaurants will store their lettuce in special perforated bins that allow for air circulation while it's held in the fridge.

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