By Sheela Prakash

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If you’ve ever bought a big bag of mesclun greens with the hope that it will last all week in your fridge, you’ve more than likely been left sorely disappointed. By day two or three it’s usually a slimy mess. You could use one of these tips to make those greens last, but your best bet is to ditch the temperamental lettuce all together since there are plenty of other salad bases that won’t let you down mid-week.

5 Salad Bases That Will Last All Week

Prep a big batch of one of these salad bases on Sunday and they’ll be there for you—fresh, crunchy, and completely not wilted—the entire week. Then all that’s left to do is finish your base with the topping and dressing of your choice and you’ll be eating tasty salads all week long.

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