Buttercrunch Head Lettuce
Buttercrunch head lettuce will have crisp mild tasting leaves that make a nice addition to a salad or the leaves can be used for lettuce wraps. Lettuce will keep best if stored in a plastic bag in vegetable crisper. Tear off leaves at the base of the head as you need them. For a wedge salad, stand lettuce head upright and cut in half through the core at the base. Quarter each half, making sure each wedge has a bit of the core to hold the wedge together.
Romaine Head Lettuce
Also known as Cos, this variety of head forming lettuce has deep green, long leaves with a crisp texture and deep taste. Romaine should be washed and dried before storing in the refrigerator to remove excess moisture. A salad spinner can be very helpful in the drying of lettuce (and other salad ingredients as well). Lettuce should be either stored in a plastic bag or wrapped in a damp cloth and stored in the refrigerator crisper.
The trick to storing salad greens is to place them in a container (or plastic bag) with a paper towel in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. You can wash and spin dry the salad mix first for easy use. Change the paper towel regularly if needed.
In addition to traditional salads, greens can be roasted, used as a topping for pizza, or added to green smoothies!
Recipes for Lettuce
Roasted Beet and Crisp Lettuce Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette
Wedge Salad with Buttered Croutons and Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette