Ask DJ Lyons: Romaine Lettuce Tale and Recipes

Large head of Romaine Lettuce
Large head of Romaine Lettuce | Source

Romaine Lettuce Tale

See me? I am a head of Romaine lettuce.

Look at the delicate green of my coloring.

Listen to the delightfully crisp sound I make as you break a leaf, place it into your mouth, and crunch down.

I was made to share my distinctive flavor and life-enhancing nutrients with you.

If you partake of part or all of this head of Romaine lettuce, what benefits will you receive?

Romaine Lettuce nutrients

On my pre-packaged bag called Leafy Romaine, it lists the following benefits:

Per 3 ounce serving, it is 15 calories

0% for the following: Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Cholesterol.

10 mg Sodium

3 grams of Total Carbohydrates

2 grams of Dietary Fiber

1 gram of Sugars

1 gram of Proteins

140% of Vitamin A

30% of Vitamin C

2% of Calcium

4% of Iron

120% of Vitamin K

25% of Folate

Ingredients: Romaine Lettuce Leaf Lettuce 

There are many ways to use Romaine Lettuce

There are many ways you can enjoy me:

Romaine Lettuce Taco
Romaine Lettuce Taco | Source
Avocado Dressing for salads, dips, or Avocado Taco recipe
Avocado Dressing for salads, dips, or Avocado Taco recipe | Source
Cream of Romaine and Cucumber Soup
Cream of Romaine and Cucumber Soup | Source
Delicious Salad using Romaine Lettuce
Delicious Salad using Romaine Lettuce | Source
Romaine Lettuce and Gala Apple Juice close-up
Romaine Lettuce and Gala Apple Juice close-up | Source

Can you think of other ways to use Romaine lettuce?

Can you think of other ways to incorporate me into a meal or snack?

If so, please share your hub links, blog links, websites, or comments below.

Today, and perhaps every day, is celebrate Romaine Lettuce Day. Enjoy!

Starring Romaine Lettuce

Butterhead Buttercrunch Lettuce Seeds Certified Organic
Butterhead Buttercrunch Lettuce Seeds Certified Organic

No we didn't spell Parris wrong. It is from an island off South Carolina. This lettuce produces excellent hearts as well as crispy greens. Enough for two 5 foot rows.

 
Simply Salads: More than 100 Delicious Creative Recipes Made from Prepackaged Greens and a Few Easy-to-Find Ingredients
Simply Salads: More than 100 Delicious Creative Recipes Made from Prepackaged Greens and a Few Easy-to-Find Ingredients

Long gone are the days when people created their salads by purchasing a head of iceberg lettuce and a head or romaine, cutting up a tomato and a boiled egg and adding some wishbone dressing. Today anyone can create a delicious gourmet salad by picking up one of the hundreds of bagged salad mixes available and adding ingredients to create masterpieces such as:

* Mandarin Chicken Salad with Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette

* Classic Caesar Salad with Herb Croutons

* Spinach Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Each salad has dressing recommendations and recipes, menu ideas, and nutritional information. The book contains recipes for more than 100 salads and dressings.

 
The Edible Salad Garden (Edible Garden)
The Edible Salad Garden (Edible Garden)

Creasy shows readers how to grow favorite salad greens and vegetables then prepare them using delicious and unique recipes. Over 90 color illustrations.

 
Parris Island Romaine Lettuce Seeds - 1.5 grams
Parris Island Romaine Lettuce Seeds - 1.5 grams

LETTUCE: Lettuce is a hardy, fast-growing annual vegetable with either loose or compact leaves. Leaf color ranges from light green through reddish brown. When it bolts, or goes to seed, the flower stalks are 2 to 3 feet tall, with small, yellowish flowers on the stalk. With so many types of lettuce to choose from, home gardeners will never become bored with this garden favorite.

Parris Island Romaine Lettuce: 72 days. Lactuca sativa. Plant produces flavorful dark green heads of lettuce. Leaves are loosely folded on heads. Excellent for salads and garnishes. Excellent for Caesar salads.

 
Prepworks by Progressive Lettuce Keeper - 4.7 Quart
Prepworks by Progressive Lettuce Keeper - 4.7 Quart

Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive, and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. With the Progressive lettuce keeper, keep fruit, lettuce and vegetables fresh longer up to approximately 2 weeks. Wash and store all in one container. The oblong shaped container doubles as a colander and water reservoir in the base keeps produce moist. Adjustable vent regulates air circulation adn moisture. Extra divider is included for storing different types of produce and is conveniently stored underneath the lid when not in use. Includes a printed produce storage guide for easy reference. Dishwasher safe.

 
Raw Food Made Easy: For 1 or 2 People
Raw Food Made Easy: For 1 or 2 People

Getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day has never been so delicious and easy. In Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People, well-known cooking instructor Jennifer Cornbleet shares her favorite no-cook recipes, in smaller quantities ideal for one or two people. Essential time-saving tips and techniques, along with Jennifer's clear instructions, prove you don t have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food.

* Choose from over 100 foolproof recipes, along with lunch and dinner menu plans.

* Enjoy easy recipes that call for common ingredients and basic equipment.

* Learn how to avoid health-busters like white sugar, white flour, and trans-fats.

* Convert traditional favorite recipes into nutritious treats made from all-natural ingredients.

 
Lettuce, Romaine, Caesar Duo
Lettuce, Romaine, Caesar Duo

* Nothing holds the dressing on Caesar salads like crispy romaine.

* You may pick the lettuce while small for extra tenderness.

* Or let them grow full size for juicy heavy heads.

* As with all lettuce, summer heat isn't kind making them bolt too quickly.

* Plant spring or late summer for a long harvest.

 

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