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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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February 27, 2014
Drying Salad Greens

If you are looking to make a salad at home, then you will want your salad greens looking fresh and crisp. It’s important that all salad greens be washed before using (even if you’re buying prewashed salad, just to be safe).To have a crisp salad, wash the salad an hour or so before using it, spin it dry, then set it in the refrigerator covered with a slightly moist paper towel. This will ensure your greens to be crisp and dry and allow the leaves to hold the dressing. If you do not have a spinner, shake your salad dry in a colander then gently toss it in a bowl lined with dry paper towels.