10 Tasty Lettuce Recipes

Lettuce

Lettuce – like the radish – is another one of those vegetables that people associate with salad and salad only. And even though the lettuce has got a lot going for it (especially if you’re a rabbit) it doesn’t inspire too much creativity in the kitchen.

Lettuce deserves a make-over, and that’s what we will give it, right here, right now!

Here are ten tasty lettuce recipes to try:

(And here’s a handy link for converting cup measurements)

1• Lettuce soups: Lettuce and Garlic, Chive Soup or Watercress and Lettuce Soup or Gordon Ramsay’s Pea, Mint and Lettuce Soup with Parma Ham

Fresh, full of flavour and nutrients – and surprisingly filling (especially with a lovely crusty bread roll).

2• Jamie Oliver’s Favourite Winter Salad

A much tastier twist on your normal lettuce-based salad, including anchovies, lemon, watercress, halloumi and pomegranate. I can see why it’s a ‘favourite’.

3• Asian-style lettuce: Asian Lettuce Wraps or Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Cups

Use your lettuce leaves Asian style and fill them with beef or chicken, and a bit of Asian spice.

4• Caramalised Pork Over Lettuce

A sweet pork dish with a hint of aromatic cinnamon. Can be served with rice.

5• Lettuce Wedges with Creamy Dressing

Soooo simple. Sooo refreshing. A great vegetarian starter or side dish. The dressing can be made up to 3 days in advance.

6• Lettuce, Carrot and Cucumber Juice

This will refresh you on a hot day and give you a great nutrient boost on any day! It’s alkaline, so good for inflammation, and reviving, making it the perfect drink for those ‘tired out’ days.

7• Strawberry, Pecan, Lettuce Salad

Yes, OK, it’s lettuce in a salad . . . but it *is* a strawberry and pecan salad. Strawberries and pecans!! Mmm mmmmm!

8• Lettuce Boats with an assortment of fillings

An alternative to the lettuce wrap . . . lettuce boats! Fill them with all sorts of chicken, tuna or prawn mixes. Great ideas for starters. Most can be served warm or cold.

9• Tangy Lettuce Slaw

You’ve heard of coleslaw . . . well this is the lettuce version! Choose your favourite lettuce and add Dijon mustard, lemon, mayonnaise, cucumber, celery and salt.

10• Pickled Lettuce – Sweet and Sour (Parve)

A gentle version of sauerkraut. Great as a side dish or in a sandwich.

[Photo by quinnanya from Flickr.]