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Believe It Or Not, Hot Water Will Rescue Your Wilted Lettuce
By Elizabeth Pak
Whether it's romaine, iceberg, spinach, or kale, your lettuce is bound to go bad eventually, but there are ways to save it. You may have heard that the savior to wilted leafy greens is to soak them in ice-cold water, but a hack involving hot water will get the job done even better.
To revive wilted lettuce, start by soaking them in a large bowl filled with hot tap water (around 120 degrees F) for 10-30 minutes and then drain them. Lastly, place them in the fridge after wrapping them in a damp paper towel, and use them as usual once they cool down and perk up.
If you're looking to use your greens right away and don't have time to let them sit in the fridge, you can cool them by placing them in an ice water bath after soaking them in hot water. Once they've crisped up, you can dry them or spin them in a salad spinner and use them immediately.