Follow the photos order and see the basic steps for correct preparation of leafy vegetables and how to help them remain fresh in our salad.
Cleaning and chopping:
Remove the outer leaves as well as leaves which are wilted or droopy.
Chop the leafy vegetable – preferably with your hands – into medium-sized pieces.
Wash in a bowl with plenty of water, repeating the process at least 3 times in total.
The easiest way to dry our leafy vegetables is to leave them to drain well in a colander.
This process, of course, takes times which we must take into consideration.
You can find various utensils for drying salad vegetables on the market.
Among the various utensils for drying salad vegetables, the best is the salad spinner.
This stage is very important for 2 reasons:
The first is that it increases the life expectancy of leafy vegetables and the second is that it facilitates the correct marinating of the salad with the vinaigrette.
Preserving until use:
Cover with a damp cloth or kitchen paper.
The life expectancy of leafy vegetables is 2 days at most.