Why does salad have to wilt?
I really just wish that salads wouldn’t wilt.
I had my leftover salad from CPK today for lunch (fully knowing it would probably be wilted) and it was just a sad sight, and a sad meal. The salad was so crisp and fresh yesterday with amazing croutons and shreds of parmesan cheese..but today, not so much.
I know this is my fault but there was just so much of it leftover that it justified being saved for a lunch. Complete with the extra sourdough bread I stole, the flavor of the caesar dressing and the croutons (though soggy) still somehow sufficed. But why does lettuce have to wilt?
What exactly causes this, does anyone know? When you buy salad at grocery stores, it seems to stay fresh in the bags until you use it. What’s the problem (besides the dressing?)