The Secret to Crisp Salads

Food & Wine: The Secret to Crisp Salads
Photo © Jonathan Lovekin
By Kay Chun Posted July 15, 2014

For superlative crunch, do what the pros do: Chill vegetables in an ice bath.

Why Ice Vegetables?
There’s a reason the salads at very good restaurants are so crisp and fresh: The vegetables were soaked in an ice-water bath. Every kind of vegetable—paper-thin carrot slices, whole French breakfast radishes, even wilted greens—can get a zap of vitality from an icy dunk.

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