Instead of layered salads, Salad in a Jar “my way” is all about an amazing way to keep your chopped lettuce (romaine) fresh. Prevent the edges from turning brown for up to 10 days by vacuum-sealing lettuce into Mason Jars.
I routinely vacuum-pack 7-9 quart jars of romaine lettuce at one time. It only takes about 30 minutes (with practice).
What is the reward for a minimum of advance prep?
At least a week’s worth of a large salad for each day.
When I have ready-to-eat (cleaned and already in small pieces) lettuce in the fridge, it’s practically impossible not to eat salad nearly every day.
Packing lettuce in Mason jars means portability and reusability.
Check out the links below to get all your questions answered.
An Amazing Way To Make Chopped Lettuce Last Longer
Learn how to vacuum-pack chopped lettuce into Mason glass jars. No brown edges for up to 10 days. It's homemade "fast food."
What Happens If I Add Extras to My Jars of Lettuce?
The most common question asked about vacuum-packing chopped lettuce
How To Vacuum-Pack Lettuce for Less
An unbelievably inexpensive way to try vacuum-packing chopped lettuce in a Mason jar
Using a Handheld Device to Vacuum-Pack Lettuce
Another way to vacuum-pack lettuce that involves inexpensive handheld devices
What Is the Best Vacuum-Pack Machine for Saving Lettuce?
If you want to buy a full-size vacuum-pack machine, read this post first.
Is a Plastic Knife a Substitute for Vacuum-Packing Lettuce?
You might be surprised at the results of this experiment
Why the Lettuce Experiment Will Make Your Life Easier
See the affect of vacuum-packing lettuce in Mason jars for up to 10 days.
Vacuum-Packing Lettuce: 5 Years Later
A personal testimony about the long-term effect of vacuum-packing lettuce