Most of us think of lettuce as just a salad ingredient, but lettuce is actually quite a versatile green. If you're tired of salads, or if you're just looking to try something different, here are 5 easy tips for making the most of your lettuce in a creative way!
1. Grill it
Grilled lettuce has a nice smoky flavor and a fabulous texture! For best results, split the heads of Romaine and marinate in dressing of your choice. It only takes about 2 minutes of grilling on each side! Here's a good recipe: http://www.grouprecipes.com/62650/grilled-romaine-lettuce.html
2. Make lettuce soup
Lettuce works very well in the place of other leafy greens in soups. Check out this easy Lettuce Soup recipe with potatoes.
3. Add to your stir fry
Lettuce is an excellent addition to your typical stir fry! Chop up the leaves and throw them in towards the end for a few minutes until the lettuce becomes slightly limp.
4. Make lettuce wraps
Use large leaves of lettuce instead of a tortilla, and fill with your favorite ingredients! The lettuce provides a crisp, refreshing texture and works well with a variety of fillings. This is also a great sandwich alternative for anyone who is gluten intolerant!
5. Braise lettuce
Braised lettuce is a French classic, and it very easy to make!