What leaves for salad?

What leaves for salad?

Romaine (or cos): Has narrow, elongated, dark green, crisp leaves sometimes tinged with red on the tips. The broad white center rib is especially crunchy. Romaine is the favored lettuce for Caesar Salad. Sorrel (or sourgrass): Looks much like spinach, but the leaves are smaller.

How much greens is in a salad?

First-course or side-dish salad: Plan 1 to 1-1/2 cups salad greens per serving. Consider using a variety of lettuces for good flavor and texture contrasts. Main-dish salads: Consider about 2 cups salad greens per serving.

Why should salad greens be washed?

The Importance of Washing Salad Greens If you get fresh salad greens from the farmer's market, rinsing with cool water removes any remaining traces of dust, dirt, or organic matter. Greens labeled as “pre-washed” at the grocery store should also be thoroughly cleaned before using.

What is the best way to wash salad greens?

How to Wash Your Lettuce

  1. Step 1: Fill your sink. Fill your sink (or a large clean bowl) with cold water. ...
  2. Step 2: Dunk the greens. Separate the greens and dunk them in the cold water. ...
  3. Step 3: Let them soak. Leave the greens floating in the water for at least 10 minutes or so. ...
  4. Step 4: Dry the greens.

Should I wash prewashed salad greens?

Consumers Union, on its website, advises consumers to go ahead and give those bagged, pre-washed greens an extra washing. The bottom line is — if you eat fresh lettuce, you're taking a small risk. An additional washing won't change the risk much, one way or the other.

Is bagged salad safe?

Keep packaged lettuce cold and eat it soon. “As you would with meat and poultry, don't let bagged lettuce stay out of the fridge for too long, because bacteria multiply at room temperature,” says James E. Rogers, Ph. D., CR's director of food safety research and testing.

Do salad spinners work?

Yes to salad spinners. ... Yes, salad spinners do take up a lot of cabinet space, but they provide more than enough value, and are worth every inch of space. And even if you didn't quite have the room for it, you'd find a way to make room because that's just how important this tool is in your kitchen.