This week I found a great sale on butterhead lettuce. I was able to get 12 heads for just $2. I ended up keeping 8 for our family and trading or giving away the other four. I had one of my friends ask me what do you do with that much lettuce?
Well, that got me to thinking I should really try to come up with some recipes to make other than just the standard salad. Just in case we start growing tired of salad before we eat all of the lettuce. So here’s a few I came up with to share with you. Just in case you ever find yourself with lots of lettuce on hand and you don’t know what to do with it. Gardening season is starting so you just might find yourself knee-deep in leafy greens like me. 🙂
Wilted Lettuce Salad
This is not just your standard salad but it is one with bacon and eggs. Yum! With a dressing made in a skillet. This recipe is from Taste of Home so how can you go wrong with it.
Stir Fried Lettuce Wraps
This recipe is from Martha Stewart and I found it in the Everyday Foods magazine, I used to subscribe to. This recipe is one I make quite often. (see photo above)
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
This recipe is a chicken salad recipe but instead of placing it on two pieces of bread it is wrapped in a leaf of lettuce. Just the perfect recipe for a quick lunch when you are low on bread but have an overabundance of lettuce.
Mexican Lettuce Wraps
Here’s another recipe from Taste of Home for a taco without the tortilla or taco shell.
I am not sure about this recipe but I may give this one a try myself. I love all the ingredients so how can I go wrong with putting them together. Anyone every made Lettuce soup?
Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
This recipe uses Tofu but don’t be afraid. We are not vegetarians at our house but we do really enjoy tofu dishes and this one is prepared in a skillet with soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Yum. One note on tofu if you want it to have a more meat-like texture freeze it in the freezer and then thaw and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Also, avoid silken tofu, I made the mistake of purchasing silken tofu to cook up for a meatless chili and it broke down in the cooking process. Silken tofu is great for tofu cheesecake but not good for pan frying, lesson learned. 🙂
Do you have any favorite Lettuce Recipes?