I never did, though, mostly because I was afraid it would wilt and turn brown. A couple of weeks ago, though, I bough some spring mix lettuce (yum!) in a little plastic storage container. It lasted much longer than I expected (a full week or so) and I thought, if that lettuce stayed fresh that long, surely mine would, too.
So, I saved the container, since it was such a convenient size, and the next time I bought lettuce, I washed and tore up enough to fill up my salad container. I spun it a few times in my salad spinner to get all of the water out before putting it in the container. I think that was probably an important step.
It worked great! The lettuce stayed fresh much longer than I'd anticipated -- slightly over a week. I have since realized that washing and tearing up the lettuce is the most time-consuming part of making my nearly-daily lunch salads. Now, I try to keep as much prep work done beforehand as I can -- dicing my peppers (they must be red and orange), washing and cutting up broccoli, and washing grapes. I still cut up my apple and avocado (yum!) at the time that I make my salad, so that they stay fresher longer, but that's a breeze compared to my former salad assembly process.
Do you eat a lot of salads? What are your favorite salad toppings?
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.