Catskills Lettuce Leaves You Wanting More…It’s Crispier, Fresher, and More Flavorful!
- Lettuce provides dietary fiber, vitamins A, B9, and C plus minerals such as calcium, iron, and copper. Vitamin A is good for bone and teeth health. While B9 is good for your metabolism!
- Darker varieties typically have more nutrients than lighter varieties.
- Fibers are concentrated in the ribs, and minerals and vitamins in the leafy part of lettuce.
Lettuce should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and is best if used within 3-5 days. If you wash it first, be sure to dry it before placing in the fridge to prevent soggy lettuce.
Lettuce Prep and Usage
- Lettuce from the farmers market is often picked that morning, give it a good washing then pat or spin dry it.
- Add dressing right before serving so lettuce doesn’t wilt.
- Lettuce is typically eaten raw, but can be steamed or added to soups! Romaine and other thick, leafy varieties can even be grilled.
FEATURED RECIPE: Strawberry Romaine Salad
INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)
♥1 head romaine lettuce
♥1⁄2 cup green onion
♥1⁄2 cup strawberry
♥4 Tbsp. honey
4 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. poppy seeds
1. Tear romaine lettuce into bite size pieces. Peel and slice cucumber. Slice onions and strawberries into small pieces. Gently toss all ingredients together.
2. Pour dressing ingredients into a sealable container and shake to mix. Put dressing over salad just before serving. Enjoy!
Recipe sourced from food.comfood.com