First, skip iceberg lettuce; instead, go for Romaine lettuce. A one-cup serving of romaine lettuce has more than ten times the vitamin A and more than eight times the vitamin C.
Besides fresh veggies like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, why not add some fruit to your salad? Fruits like strawberries, raspberries, apples, and oranges add great color and flavor.
Throw in a handful of toasted nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts, and all of a sudden, a party is starting to happen in your salad bowl. Drizzle the salad with a light homemade vinaigrette, toss it with tongs and watch it disappear!
Sick of soggy lettuce? Invest in a salad spinner. They’re inexpensive and work great! You can use it as a colander too!
Lettuce keeps better if you store it in a refrigerator without washing first so that the leaves are dry. Wash the day you are going to use it.
Keep iceberg lettuce fresh in the fridge by wrapping it in a clean, dry paper towel and storing lettuce and paper towel in a sealed baggie in the fridge.
If you’re craving some easy breezy salad recipes, here are four amazing recipes to try: