The Best Way to Wash Fresh Greens

Fill a bowl with plenty of cool water. Add the greens and swish to loosen any dirt. The greens will float on top of the water, while the dirt will sink to the bottom of the bowl.  

Carefully lift the leaves out of the water and spread them on a cloth towel to dry.

  • Don’t pour the water and greens out into a colander, the dirt that sunk to the bottom of the water will end up back on the greens and you’ll have to start over.

  • Pat the greens dry. If not using right away, roll them in a damp towel, transfer to a plastic bag, and refrigerate until ready to use.