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Lettuce facts and general information about lettuce and salad greens.




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Lettuce is Available:

Available year round

How Does Lettuce Grow:

See the picture below. Lettuces grow in the garden from a tiny seed.

lettuce growing in rows in the garden

What to Look for When Buying Lettuce:

Pick lettuces that are crisp and have a good color for their variety.

Lettuce Storage Tips:

Store in refrigerator crisper section.

How to Cook with Lettuce:

Wash your salad greens and use a salad spinner to dry. Toss lettuce and greens in salads, sandwiches or garnish plates. Greens are not usually cooked but can be.

Lettuce and Salad Greens Nutrition Facts:

Look for salad greens that are darker green in color. Iceberg lettuce has little nutritional value. A 2 cups serving size is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

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Lettuce Recipes: 

BLT Salad

6 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked
8 slices bacon, cooked, cut up
l large tomato, cut up
4 Cup lettuce, cut up
Dressing:
1 Cup mayo or salad dressing
1/4 Cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 teaspoons sugar
Stir together cooked macaroni and chopped tomato in serving bowl. Mix dressing together and pour over macaroni and tomato. Cover and chill. Before serving, stir in lettuce and bacon.


Snack wrap

by Gabbie, California
All of these items are available at your local grocery store. You can make this wrap in under 3 minutes. What you will need:

lettuce
tortillas
Philly cream cheese
5 hungry kids (JOKE)

First, lay tortilla on plate. Spread the Philly cream cheese on the tortilla. Wash lettuce and tear it into to reasonable sizes. Roll up, and ENJOY!!!


Kids Cooking Video: Lettuce Wraps



Lettuce Cooking Help


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