Should fresh salad greens be served cold or room temperature? emglow101 likes them cold, just out of the fridge, but has friends who like greens with the chill removed.

“Room temp about-to-wilt greens? No thanks,” says Bacardi1, who strongly prefers cold greens. fourunder thinks iceberg and romaine lettuce should be cold and crisp, but other types are fine either cool or at room temperature. escondido123 takes a similar view: “If it is baby greens I like them cold because they wilt so quickly. But arugula or frisée I’m fine if they’re not so cold, I think it tempers their flavor nicely.”

Discuss: Salad greens, room temp, or cold.

Photograph of green salad by inaplasticcup

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