If Your Lettuce is Looking Sad, Try This Hack

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If you think about it, lettuce can be quite a temperamental veggie. The shelf life of lettuce can vary, as it tends to wilt pretty quickly, and no one wants soggy lettuce. Unfortunately, with life being as busy as it is, it is not unusual to find a bag of lettuce in the fridge that you bought a few weeks ago and now looks rather sad. 

Luckily, though, there are ways to revive lettuce leaves so they can return to their plump and crisp former selves. After all, lettuce is most definitely best served fresh.

It may seem logical to shock the greens by plunging them into ice-cold water, and yes, that is what many will advise you to do. Yet, we have an even better hack that will practically turn back time and make it seem as though those greens have just been picked.  

Instead of using cold water, we want you to do the complete opposite!

Fill a large bowl with very hot tap water and dunk in your wilted lettuce. Allow them to soak for 10-30 minutes before draining the water and wrapping them in a damp towel. Place them in the fridge to chill before using them. 

Your lettuce will feel brand new and you will feel better about not having used it weeks ago.