It’s a good idea to always wash lettuce and other leafy greens before you eat them. Whether the lettuce came from a home garden, farmer’s market, or grocery store it could be carrying a food-borne illness, as well as have dirt that needs to be removed. Although you can purchase pre-washed lettuce bags, they do not taste as good or last as long as fresh lettuce. You can easily wash and dry fresh lettuce in a few minutes for your meal.
Rinsing the Lettuce
1- Cut off the lettuce root on leaf lettuce
Use a knife or your hands to break the root off of the lettuce and cut off any wilted spots. Separate the leaves of the lettuce with your hands.
Be careful when using a knife so you don’t hurt yourself. Make sure your fingers are away from the blade when you cut
2- Remove the core from iceberg lettuce
If you are using iceberg lettuce, use a paring knife to remove the core then break apart the leaves with your hands. Keep in mind that some iceberg lettuce heads are very firm.
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