How to Store Fresh Herbs & Lettuce: This Trick Will Extend Their Shelf Life! by Chef Gigi
Extend the lifespan of washed herbs, celery and expensive gourmet lettuce greens with this trick:
- Roll them up in damp paper towels.
- Place them in plastic zipper-lock bags with the seals left slightly open.
The damp paper towels will also provide a built-in freshness indicator.
At the first hint of decay, you'll see darker spots of liquid forming on the paper towels. This is a good sign that you should use up your greens within a day or two.