How to Wash Veggies

We are facing a truly unprecedented time.  As many of us are getting back in the kitchen to prepare food, it’s always critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill according to the FDA.  The last thing we need is to contract a food borne illness.  

How to Wash Greens

What you will need:

  • A large bowl.  If you don’t have a large bowl, just do the steps below in shifts.  You can also use a large pot
  • A strainer
  • Water
  • PRO TIP – Use a salad spinner if you have one.
  • If you do not have a salad spinner or a strainer, you will need two bowls or line the counter with a towel.

To clean greens:

  • Place large bowl or salad spinner with basket in the sink.  If you have a strainer, place in bowl.  
  • Remove leaves from stems in bite size pieces and place them into bowl.
  • Once all leaves are removed, set stems aside.  Fill bowl with water, enough so that you can move the greens around.
  • Swish greens around in the water so that dirt/sediment is removed and drifts to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Lift basket/strainer out of the water.  If you don’t have a basket or strainer, use your hands to lift greens out of the water.  Place greens/strainer/basket on the towel on the counter.
  • Pour out the water
  • Repeat all steps 2 or 3 times to ensure the greens are dirt/sediment free.

How to Wash Root Veggies

What you will need:

  • A sink
  • Water 

To Clean Root Veggies

  • Turn faucet on to medium strength
  • Hold root veggie in one hand under running water 
  • With the other hand, use your thumb to exfoliate the dirt from the skin of the root veggies

You can also use an organic vegetable wash or add 1 tsp baking soda to a large bowl of water and let the vegetable sit for a few minutes.

You can head over to my YouTube Channel to check on my how to video


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