You always want to make sure your fruits and veggies are absolutely clean before eating. Here's how to wash lettuce to perfection.
There are a few very important rules when it comes to eating fruit and vegetables. Which is the first rule? Wash them first, then enjoy! You always want to make sure your fruits and veggies are absolutely clean before you use them to prepare a meal. Frances Largemen-Roth shows you a quick and easy tip on how to wash lettuce to perfection.
First, you need to slightly pop the head of lettuce on the counter top, that way the entire stem end can come out. Then, continue by removing the outer leaves first. You're now ready to move on to the sink and wash the head of lettuce thoroughly. Then, as you let the lettuce drain out a little, place it on a bowl and cover it with some damp paper towels to keep the surface moist so that it doesn't dry out and that way it will be ready for when you want to make your salad later on!
Frances Largeman-Roth is a nutritionist and cookbook author in New York City.
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Fruits and vegetable are so
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good for us, but hey, a lot them grow in
the ground so they have dirt on them.
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We want to make sure they are absolutely
clean before we use them.
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I'm Francis Larsman Roth, and
I'm going to show you how to do just that.
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So today we have a head
of iceberg lettuce,
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you want to give it a nice
pop on the counter top.
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the entire [SOUND] stem end comes out.
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Then, you're going to remove those outer
leaves that look [SOUND] a little sad.
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Now I have my nice head of lettuce and
I'm gonna give it a really good wash.
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I've washed my head of iceberg lettuce,
and I'm gonna put it in a container, or
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you can use a bowl, whatever you like.
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The rest of the water is
gonna continue to drain out.
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I'm just gonna cover it with some damp
paper towels to keep the surface moist so
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that it doesn't dry out, and
that way it will be ready for
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me when I'm ready to
make my salad later on.
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