It’s a problem that plagues almost every salad lover at some point: soggy lettuce and greens. Luckily, it’s avoidable. Follow our Test Kitchen’s tricks of the trade for crisp, wilt-free salads:
1) Invest in a salad spinner, and use it.
2) If you’re following a recipe, never dump the full amount of dressing on a salad. Start by using half the dressing, then toss, taste, and then add more dressing if you need it. The leaves need only a light coating for the flavor to come through. Any more than that, and your leaves will wilt.
3) You can prep ingredients ahead, but dress your salad right before serving.