LettuceFilter: I love those big containers of mixed small lettuce leaves - the schmancy type like
. But the red lettuce always goes bad so quickly! What can I do?
We don't have a car and it's a longish walk to the nearest grocery store, so the largest containers (~1-pound) are the most convenient. But then by the third day I end up spending half of my salad-making time just picking through it to eliminate the red lettuce that's starting to slime.
Is there a way to keep the red lettuce from turning so quickly?
Is there an easier way to search and destroy the lettuce that has started to turn?
Other tips and tricks and general advice for the salad-friendly?
This previous question
is good, but my problem is just with the darn red lettuce, everything else is fine. Do I really need to treat the whole pound of mixed greens just to keep the red stuff happy, and would it really work on them?
If it's at all relevant, the quick'n'easy salad I usually make goes thusly:
-as much lettuce as I feel like
-shredded cheese to taste
-chopped fresh mushroom, tomato, cucumber
-dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt to taste
Mix with clean hands, eat with gusto.