Let’s discuss lettuce!

by Saladseekers


Most people think there are two kinds of lettuceā€¦iceberg and romaine. Here is a listing of many other kinds of lettuce that will excite your taste buds. Use them alone or mix different kinds together for a delightful combination.

Loose Leaf Lettuce
- Mild in flavor
- Great with vinaigrette dressings
- 3-5 days shelf life

Red Leaf Lettuce
- Tangy yet sweet flavor
- Great source of antioxidents
- 3 day shelf life

Romaine Lettuce
- Used mostly in Caesar salads
- Texture is crisp and crunchy
- 5 day shelf life

Butterhead Lettuce
- Mild buttery taste
- Works well with herb flavors
- 2-3 day shelf life

Iceberg Lettuce
- Light green color
- Water content is more than 90%
- 5 day shelf life

- Used mostly in Italian salad dishes
- Tastes great with avocado
- 3 day shelf life

- Can be served raw, boiled, steamed or even wilted
- Excellent source of iron
- 3-5 day shelf life

Dandelion Greens
- Tangy taste with a nutty flavor
- Taste great with oils
- 1-2 day shelf life

Belgian Endive
- Bitter taste
- Adds texture and flavor to salad recipes
- 3-5 day shelf life

- Bittersweet taste
- Can be substituted for endive
- 3-5 day shelf life

Change up your lettuce for a healthy yet just as tasty salad!

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  1. November 22, 2009

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