I really like having a salad with dinner. Not every night, but for many meals it’s a great side dish.
But I hate making salads.
If you can relate to that, you’ll want to give this easy method a try. I’m sure some of you already use this method for making salad. It’s not rocket science, but for some reason I used to always tear the leaves into pieces, then wash them, dry them… The process didn’t take forever, but I just hated doing it. That meant I had lettuce languishing in the bottom of the crisper drawer.
Now I buy a large pack of romaine lettuce. Costco sells six heads in a pack. They stay fresh for quite a long time. One head is about the right amount of salad for our family.
I pull the head apart and rinse each leaf under cool water. They get patted dry with a clean towel or a paper towel.
Next, I chop them up by cutting across all the leaves and then running the knife lengthwise down the head as well. This takes all of 20 seconds.
All the leaves go into a salad bowl and I pat them dry again. Sometimes I add tomatoes or red pepper or another vegetable. Sometimes we keep it simple with just the lettuce.
Since I started making them this way, we’ve eaten a lot more salad. And I don’t hate making it.
The other easy salad that gets served a lot around here is the Simple Wedge Salad.