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The SIMPLE Trick to Refresh a Wilted Salad.

I often forget a salad at the bottom of the fridge.

And when I notice it, it's already completely damaged.

I guess, like me, you hate throwing food away. So what can you do to firm up a wilted salad?

Fortunately, my grandmother gave me a very simple recipe to revive a wilted salad.

All it takes is a little hot and cold water to make up for your damaged salad. Watch:

Contents
  • How to
  • Result
  • Why it works

How to

1. Immerse your salad in a tub of lukewarm water for 1 minute.

2. Empty your bin.

3. Fill it with very cold water:you can add ice cubes to lower the temperature even further.

4. Put your salad in this cold water for 5 minutes.

6. Empty your bin again.

7. Now rinse the salad by immersing it in water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

8. Leave to soak for 5 minutes.

9. Wring it out.

Result

There you go, your faded salad will regain its colors and crunch of yesteryear :-)

All you have to do is prepare a vinaigrette!

Why it works

It is the temperature difference between hot and cold water that allows the withered lettuce to brown. The thermal shock restores firmness to the salad.