Trade in dull pre-packaged salads for delicious, fresh greens!

Making your own DIY salad mix can be a great way to ensure you always have fresh and delicious greens on hand. Not only is this salad mix easy to make, but it’s also a great way to add some variety and nutrition to your meals.

DIY Salad Mix

Servings 4


  • 1 head Boston or Bibb Lettuce
  • 1 head Red Leaf or Butter Lettuce
  • 1 head Radicchio


  1. Remove the outer leaves of lettuces and radicchio.

  2. Fill the sink with cold water.

  3. Slice romaine crossways into bite-size pieces. Cut radicchio in quarters, remove the white core, and slice into bite-sized pieces. Tear butter or leaf lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place all the lettuce into the sink with cold water.

  4. After the lettuce soaks for a few minutes, drain the sink and spin the salad dry.

  5. Store salad in ziplock (I use reusable silicone ones) bags with the air gently pressed out.The salad mix keeps for a week in an air-tight bag.


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