With our garden in full swing, we can’t be more excited to grow a bountiful garden of veggies that will help us stay healthy and be so yummy to eat. Today we say hello to butter lettuce. We purchased this lettuce specifically because we never eat it. Not because it isn’t good, but really we tend to gravitate to the traditional iceberg and romaine heads of lettuce when shopping at the store. If it isn’t those two, we grab a bag of spinach. I found this to be the perfect opportunity to eat something new, and I hear you can trim the leaves and they keep growing back for a few months. Bonus!
As of today I can say that of the six we planted, I am confident that four heads of butter lettuce will be greeting us in the next month. The other two may not make it, but since I’m new to growing veggies, I’ll wait it out…you never know. In the meantime, here are some butter lettuce recipes I’m eager to try.
Spring Sunshine Salad
Butter Lettuce with Apples, Walnuts and Pomegranate Seeds
Grilled Butter Lettuce with Creamy Dressing
Butter Lettuce, Chicken and Cherry Salad
Lettuce Cups with Stir-Fried Chicken