Multi-Tasking for Salad Spinners

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Tips And Techniques | 0 comments

Multi-Tasking for Salad Spinners


Salad spinners are a great multi-tasking kitchen tool. Not only do they make easy work of removing moisture from freshly washed salad greens but they also work their moisture-removing magic on other food items.


Why is it important to remove moisture from foods?

Removing moisture from certain foods is key to:

  • allowing dressings, vinaigrettes, and sauces to coat evenly and without separation
  • extending freshness and shelf life
  • aiding cooking methods such as roasting, sautéing, and baking


What other foods can I use in my salad spinner?

Try using a salad spinner for

  • spinning excess moisture out of –
    • fresh or cooked vegetables  (spaghetti squash, shredded, spiralized or sliced zucchini, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower, grated potatoes and others)
    • pasta, egg or rice noodles
    • tofu shirataki noodles
    • shrimp and scallops
  • rinsing and drying –
    • fresh berries
    • fresh herbs
    • canned beans and chickpeas
    • canned artichokes
  • removing the seeds from fresh tomatoes



Do you have a favorite way of using your salad spinner? Share it with us in the comments section!


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