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Vacuum-sealed lettuce will stay fresh in a Mason jar for 7-10 days with no brown edges. After you clean and chop your lettuce, stuff the lettuce into a jar. Use a vacuum sealing device along with a jar attachment to seal it.

Salad in a Jar - 5 Years Later

I realize this may not look like the layered salads inside a jar that most people have come to expect. This is a simpler and more sustainable version.

Why salad-in-a-jar replaces fast food:


Vacuum-packed lettuce is my healthy fast food. I can grab a jar of prepared lettuce out of the fridge as fast as I can grab a bag of chips. Add some dressing, a variety of seeds or nuts, and whatever leftovers, fruits, or veggies I can find in the fridge. My lunch is ready!

Why I’m addicted to salad:


After packing lettuce for over ten years, I’ll admit to being addicted to these handy salads. This habit has been a huge help in controlling my weight. I’m not making any promises that it will work for you, but it might be worth a try.

Start with the basics for vacuum-packing lettuce. See discussions about vacuum-sealing lettuce vs. using a plastic knife and other popular methods for keeping chopped lettuce fresh for a longer period of time. If you need more information, read through the hundreds of comments. Beyond that, I’m only an email away. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you.