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How to Wash Lettuce and Other Greens

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Start with Fresh Lettuce or Greens
Red Leaf Lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce

Photo © Molly Watson
Whether you have spring micro-greens from a specialty grower, arugula you've grown in your windowsill, or hearty winter greens like kale or collard greens, start with fresh-picked lettuces or greens whenever possible. This following method works for head lettuce or loose or bagged lettuce. For loose or bagged lettuce, just skip the second step of tearing the lettuce into pieces.

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