We’ve all been there: you buy a beautiful head of lettuce or a box of spring mix, a couple days squeak by, you open the fridge ready to make a salad and—ick! Where there was once something crisp and green, you now have slimy leaves and a smelly mess.
It happens to the best of us, but it doesn’t have to be the norm. When stored with care, you can keep leafy greens fresh for days and sometimes even weeks. From Swiss chard to arugula, here are our secrets on how to keep leafy greens fresh.