Fall is prime time for all salad greens. Their delicate leaves love the milder temperatures this time of year. The cool nights make the greens sweeter but soon, we'll have a hard freeze, and it will be harder to keep the salad greens alive. So enjoy them while they're here.
For the best salad, make sure your lettuce is good and dry before dressing. Dressing can't stick to wet leaves and you wind up with a pool of watery dressing at the bottom of your salad bowl:(
Here are two favorite homemade salad dressings to have fun with: Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette and Miso Ginger Dressing. Try one of these quick blender dressings. Or make arugula pesto!
STORAGE: Store lettuce in unsealed plastic bags in your fridge and try to eat within a few days, for optimal freshness. Lettuce leaves can be washed and dried ahead of time and stored with a paper towel to keep fresh for longer.