Basic Salad Mix (Salad Spinner)

“I'm tired of spending so much money on bagged salads. I like the convenience and all, but it doesn't take THAT long to put salad together ahead of time. I like this mix because it's basic, and I can add other vegetables later.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove any brown or heavily wilted outer leaves from all three kinds of head of lettuce.
  2. Fill a clean sink almost to the top with cold water. Add your red leaf and romaine lettuce.
  3. With your radicchio lettuce you'll want to simply peel the leaves off one by one and add to the cold sink.
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then gently shake the lettuce under the water to move the water through the leaves and losen debris.
  5. Let sit for another 5-10 minutes so all of the dirt/sand/stuff settles to the bottom of the sink.
  6. Remove lettuce(s) and rinse once more with fresh cold water from the tap before laying on paper towel.
  7. Now simply break off pieces into decent bite size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  8. Doing one batch at a time (I don't know how big your salad spinner is) use your salad spinner (I like to use a med size model with the hand pump at the top)to remove excess water.
  9. Once dried in spinner, toss in carrots and store in large gallon size plastic bags. Store in the bottom crisper drawer in your fridge.

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