Here's some helpful tips on how to clean lettuce. Unless you are buying organic, lettuce can be full of pesticides and other contaminants!
- Remove and discard lettuce core; separate leaves.
- Place leaves in a clean sink filled with cold water for a few minutes. Stir occasionally to let any grit fall off the leaves.
- Scoop wet leaves out of water and dry in a salad spinner or between layers of paper towels.
- Roll the leaves up in dry paper towels and seal in a plastic bag (with a few holes poked in it), then refrigerate for up to a week.