Revive Wilted Lettuce with Half a Lemon and Ice Water
Lettuce is great when it’s fresh, but it doesn’t take long for it to wilt and turn into a soggy, disgusting mess. Fortunately, sogginess doesn’t spell the end for your lettuce—that is, if you have half a lemon.
If you’re plagued with soggy lettuce, money-saving tips blog Cluebert suggests squeezing half a lemon into a bowl of icewater and soaking the soggy lettuce for about an hour. After the hour has passed, just rinse off the lettuce and use it in your next great sandwich or salad.
This seems like quite a bit of work to revive some crappy old lettuce, but if you’re in the mood and don’t want to waste what you’ve got (or don’t have the time to run to the grocery store) it may be just the trick you’re looking for.