I recently learned there is a better way to make a crisp salad. You take your greens of choice (don't judge my choice it was slim picking Sunday afternoon at W*l-Mart) and soak them for a couple of minutes in luke warm water. I have always used cold water but apparently the warm water opens the pours in the lettuce.
Drain and then add to a bowl of ice water for a minute or two.
Next you drain and dry your lettuce well. I received a salad spinner for Christmas, but dish towels or paper towels work just as well.
I then put it into jars and now I have crisp greens waiting for lunch.
Now I know the secret as to why the restaurant salads always tasted more crisp and fresh then my salad at home. You learn something new every day!
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!