Have Your Veggies Seen Better Days? Here’s How to Revive Them

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Ever pulled open the crisper drawer of your refrigerator and found a bunch of limp vegetables without the will to live. While you may need a glass of water and a good night’s sleep to get your spring back, the good news is it’s way easier to get those greens crispy again.


Lettuce is the one vegetable in the world that cannot be eaten fried, boiled, or frozen. And let’s be honest—there’s nothing sadder than limp lettuce in a salad. In order to reclaim that crispiness, try plunging your leaves in an ice bath with some lemon juice or vinegar.


Here’s the thing: carrots shouldn’t bend. If you find your orange sticks are doing just that, it’s time to revive. Slice a thin piece off the bottom of your veggie and submerge them in a bowl of water which should then be placed in the fridge. You should begin to see results after about an hour.


Celery is all about the crunch factor. Shock therapy is needed to revive stalks that have seen better days, so place them in a bowl of ice water and let them sit in the fridge for at least an hour.