How to prepare a lettuce


How to prepare a lettuce
It is much more economical to buy a whole lettuce than separate leaves in a plastic packet. And it's so simple to prepare - you can see how here.
187,8722.1/5 for 113 ratings
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: April 17th 2011

You will need:

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingStart to finish
18 min.10 min.28 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a bowl covered with plastic film.
At what time?
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at a certain time?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at a certain time?
Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #1
Stand the lettuce with the stalk upwards.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #2
Pull off any damaged leaves and discard.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #3
Lie the lettuce on its side and cut off the stalk.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #4
You can trim off the stiff white part at the base of the leaves if you want a more tender lettuce.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #5
Try to keep the "heart" of lettuce, kids love to find it in their plates.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #6
Put the lettuce leaves in a large container of water that is not too cold (more efficient at removing any earth), adding 1 tablespoon white (spirit) vinegar.

Leave the leaves to soak for 10 minutes or so to wash them.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #7
After this, "play the spider", which means remove the leaves from the water by lifting them out with your hands. This leaves any dirt at the bottom undisturbed.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #8
Put the leavves in a salad spinner and give them a good whirl.

Stage 9
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #9
Your lettuce is ready.

Remarks

The simplest way to dress a salad? A good vinaigrette and a few chopped herbs. There's nothing better before all that lovely French cheese arrives on the table !

Nutritional information

% 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).

How much will it cost?

Note : These prices are only approximate

Change currency:

Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
LettuceLettuce: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crispy cheese parcels, Green avocado salad, Warm chicken salad, Mixed salad, Springtime mixed salad, ... All
White (spirit) vinegarWhite (spirit) vinegar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to prepare romanesco, How to prepare corn salad, Mackerel Fillets in White Wine, Pickled gherkins, Beurre blanc sauce, ... All

News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2019-10-20)

I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.

Post your comment or question

I am not a leaving thing

Follow this recipe (as 15 people already do)

If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page