Head Lettuce

In the hot, humid days of summer, we switch to growing head lettuce, particularly the varieties known as "Summer Crisp," which are the most heat-tolerant. They're related to iceberg, but have a more open head and more flavor.

Storage

Store lettuce in a plastic bag, in the refrigerator. Best eaten within a few days but will keep for longer, up to a week. Please note that we typically don’t wash the salad greens we pack for you unless they’re very dirty, because they store better unwashed. If you choose to wash your salad greens, invest in a salad spinner so you can be sure to get them truly dry. 

Cooking Tips

Head lettuce makes a beautiful salad, especially with any type of homemade dressing. If you want to branch out from simple salads, try a French salade composée with eggs, potatoes, and olives, a chopped salad, or use your lettuce leaves as wraps for your favorite hummus or other dip. Head lettuce also works great in sandwiches and is even delicious cooked into soup or braised.

Recipes

How to make a simple dressing in a jar

Buttermilk Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Citrus Vinaigrette

10 Composed Salads from France

How to make a chopped salad

Hot or Cold Creamy Lettuce Soup

The Ultimate BLT Sandwich

Braised Lettuce

Thai Pork Salad Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce, Beet & Egg Salad

Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Classic Caesar Salad

Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

Green Goddess Crunch Sandwich

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