'lettuce' on Serious Eats

How to Make a Killer Fully Loaded Iceberg Wedge Salad

Come summertime, I crave dishes that somehow manage to satisfy while still seeming light and refreshing. No dish better delivers on both counts than the classic iceberg wedge salad, a retro creation that is all about simplicity. And yet, to be the celebration of flavor and texture that it should, we need to observe a few guiding principles. More

The Food Lab Turbo: How to Make a Simple Salad Worth Eating

If you're like most people, you've probably been so hammered by thick, gloppy bottled dressings or overdressed, soggy greens that you've forgotten what a pleasure a nice, light, side salad really is. Good thing it's pretty easy once you know the basic steps. Here's how to make your simple side salad the right way—it's my go-to counterpoint for rich and heavy fall and winter dishes. More

BLT French Toast

I love savory French toast. And when you combine salty, fried, eggy bread with bacon, tomatoes, and fresh, crunchy shredded romaine, you get a brunch that will set you straight no matter what you got yourself into the night before. More

Cook the Book: Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic

On paper, this recipe for Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic couldn't be simpler. Virtually all of the dish's ingredients are listed in the title save for salt, pepper, and butter. It's all about tender young peas, earthy leaves of wilted lettuce, mild green garlic, and enough sweet butter to bring the dish together. It's a recipe that's indicative of Reusing's approach to home cooking—simple techniques and superb use of in season ingredients. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 129: My Lettuce Abandonment Issues

Lately I've been ordering a Chipotle Mexican Grill salad a couple of times a week for lunch. I used to order them with a bag of freshly fried chips and salsa, eat a third of the chips, and give the rest away. Lately, as my own kind of plate discipline has improved, I manage not to order the chips. Even without the chips, a Chipotle salad is a satisfying and solidly delicious meal. More

In Season: Lettuce

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but he also introduced lettuce to the New World—making him responsible for your lunch salad. Lettuce, depending on the variety, can either be a crisp, flavorless canvas for more celebrated produce, or frilly-edged and bitter, as in the case of Chinese lettuce. More

The Crisper Whisperer: 4 Ways to Use Lettuce (Other Than Salad)

If you grow your own lettuce, belong to a CSA, or sometimes get a little grabby at the farmers' market, chances are you'll end up with too much lettuce at some point from now through October. The good news is that although lettuce maintains a clean-cut, "just the salad, thank you" veneer in polite company, she's not the least bit afraid to take a couple of turns around the pan behind closed doors. When you just can't eat another bite of salad, try these delicious cooked alternatives. More

Market Scene: Summer Bounty in Logan Square Market, Chicago

I was honestly a tad underwhelmed with the Logan Square Farmers' Market last year. There were too many pre-made food vendors, and not enough whole vegetables for me to buy and take home. I went back this weekend to see if I had caught the market too late in the season last year, or just on an off week. And luckily, I had. The Logan Square market was bursting from its seams with fresh vegetables, mounds of lettuce, and interesting stalls. It was a glorious Sunday.... More

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