Lettuce "chiffonade"

Lettuce "chiffonade"
Chiffonade is a French term meaning "made of rags.", it consists of shredding the heart of a lettuce into thin ribbons.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 1 chiffonade, you will need:

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32 min.32 min.
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1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Lettuce "chiffonade" : Photo of step #1
Wash and drain 1 lettuce.

Separate leaves that you will prepare as "chiffonnade", and remove the central stalk.

You should only keep the tender part of the leaves.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Lettuce "chiffonade" : Photo of step #2
Pile up leaves...

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Lettuce "chiffonade" : Photo of step #3
...and roll up to make a kind of cylinder.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Lettuce "chiffonade" : Photo of step #4
Cut the roll into thin slices, at the beginning it's a bit rough...

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Lettuce "chiffonade" : Photo of step #5
...then you'll get tidy slices, which give nice ribbons, and a pretty chiffonnade.

Stage 6
Lettuce "chiffonade" : Photo of step #6
Your chiffonnade is ready.


You'll get better results with large-leaved lettuces.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11 Kcal or 46 Kj1 gr1 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11 Kcal or 46 Kj1 gr1 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
Per chiffonade
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11 Kcal or 46 Kj1 gr1 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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