Walnut Gorgonzola Butter Lettuce Salad – Makes a Great Holiday Salad!
The holidays get merrier when there is great food involved. Liven up your holiday meals with this great walnut gorgonzola butter lettuce salad. This Live Gourmet original recipe comes from Sam Overgaag. We love this salad recipe year round, but consider this butter lettuce salad recipe as a great holiday salad too! The toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, living butter lettuce, upland cress and gorgonzola cheese make a lovely holiday salad.
The dressing is three simple ingredients: balsamic vinegar, honey, and olive oil. Easy, right?
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious holiday butter lettuce salad recipe:
Lamb with Avocado, Onion and Cilantro photo from BalancedBites.com.
Who said our butter lettuce is only limited to salads!? The creativity that can be done with butter lettuce is endless! Add crispness to your meals and use butter lettuce as a substitution for hamburger buns, tortillas, and even as sandwich bread! Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC, Owner & Founder of Balanced Bites (Real Food for Real People); Certified Nutrition Consultant; and New York Times Best-Selling author of Practical Paleo shared 15 fresh eating, scrumptious lettuce wrap ideas on her website. See Diane’s 15 Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipe Ideas.
We love her Lamb with Avocado, Onion and Cilantro lettuce wrap (photo on the right). Don’t those look heavenly? As Diane shares, you can definitely get creative in the kitchen with lettuce.
We are biased to butter lettuce, but you can’t blame us, right?
So what are you waiting for!? Get creative and share your lettuce creations with us!
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This energizing green breakfast smoothie recipe (found on The Kitchn.com) is a great treat to help jump-start your morning. It has simple ingredients (bananas, coconut water, and almond butter), but also has added nutrients like flax oil and leafy greens. We added our touch to the Superpower Morning Smoothie recipe below, suggesting 2-3 leaves of living butter lettuce for a fresh boost. Here’s what you’ll need to start your morning right:
Superpower Morning Smoothie:
1 large handful roughly chopped kale, spinach, collards, or a combination
Looking to eat something on the lighter side? If so, try this yummy vegetarian lettuce wrap recipe. This vegetarian lettuce wrap recipe (found on ThePioneerWoman.com) contains corn, tofu, avocado, and tasty seasoning ingredients to make this dish a family favorite. Best of all, it is very easy to make and only takes 15 minutes to cook. The original recipe calls for romaine lettuce hearts, but we suggest you use our delicious butter lettuce instead! Here’s what you’ll need to make six servings:
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the time of being thankful (and overeating) with your family begins. Before you and your family enjoy your holiday feast this year, make sure you are applying necessary precautions to avoid getting any food-borne illness. Partnership for Food Safety Education created an infographic that shares facts and tips on how to keep food safety a priority this Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some of the tips they share:
Store your food properly.
Make sure you keep fruits and vegetables separated from raw meat and poultry. Refrigerate your items as soon as you get home, and always, and we do mean always, pay attention to the expiration dates.
Use a thermometer to check if your turkey is cooked.
According to Partnership for Food Safety Education, it takes 24 hours to thaw a 4-pound turkey. When thawing, always keep it in its original package inside the refrigerator. They also suggest to cook your turkey to 165 degrees fahrenheit.
Reheat your leftovers.
The infographic suggests to reheat your leftovers to 165 degrees fahrenheit. Eat or freeze leftovers within 3 to 4 days and make sure to store your foods in shallow containers. Trust us, we don’t want you to get sick during the holiday season!
We want you to have not only a fun holiday feast, but a safe one too. Make sure you take necessary precautions when preparing your meals. And if you’re using any of our Live Gourmet lettuces and leafy greens for your Thanksgiving meal, take a photo of it and send it to us. You never know, it might just be featured on our blog!
The owners of Hollandia Produce have been practicing greenhouse farming for about three generations. Today, the company still proudly practices greenhouse and sustainable methods.
In addition, all waste is recycled. This includes plastic, cardboard, wood, and overall green waste. In comparison to field growing, Live Gourmet uses 75% less water with the help of hydroponic methods.
In this YouTube video, Peter Overgaag, the president of Hollandia products, talks about Live Gourmet’s greenhouse and hydroponic methods. He also discusses the company’s background and explains packaging methods so families can have the freshest greens possible.
We invite you to watch this video to learn more about the history of Live Gourmet as well as their great sustainable practices.
If you didn’t know, butter lettuce is highly nutritious. It is packed with vitamins like vitamin A, iron, and calcium. It also does not contain any cholesterol, sodium, or fat, making it a healthy green for you and your family.
Fruits and Veggies More Matters suggests to avoid butter lettuce heads that have wilted leaves. They also suggest to store washed and dried lettuce in a plastic bag inside the refrigerator for up to five days.
Our Living Butter Lettuce arrives alive, so we suggest you keep it in its original container we like to call a “mini greenhouse”. We call it a mini-greenhouse because it has a perfect micro-climate inside to help keep your leafy greens as fresh as they can be.
Our blog is filled with butter lettuce recipes for you and your family to try. We even have recipes that are kid-friendly and vegetarian, providing you with recipes that fit your lifestyle needs. We invite you to view our blog for some great Living Butter Lettuce recipes that you and your family will definitely enjoy.
Live Gourmet offers three variations of lettuce for you and your family. First, there is our living butter lettuce. Its mild to sweet flavor is perfect for your wraps, salads, and sandwiches. Next, we offer our living red butter lettuce, which is on the sweeter side and contains beautiful reddish leaves. We also offer our living 3 in 1 lettuce. Our 3 In 1 lettuce has three different types of Live Gourmet lettuce: lollo rossa, lollo bionda, and red oak lettuce. All of our lettuces are sold with the roots intact to provide you with the freshest produce possible.
The Huffington Post gathered several butter lettuce recipes (15 to be exact) for you to try. Some are salads, others are wraps – one recipe is even a butter lettuce soup! We encourage you to try these recipes with our Live Gourmet living lettuces for the much needed crispiness and freshness our products provide.
Remember, our leafy greens are grown in greenhouses, which protects them from outside elements and are much cleaner than field-grown crops. Through this process, we provide you and your family with the freshest greens possible.
Not only do we have great blogs for you to get delicious recipes from, but we also have an educational YouTube channel for you. The Live Gourmet YouTube channel contains videos that focus on different aspects of our Live Gourmet lettuces and leafy greens.
You can also like, comment, or share the videos with friends and family. There is also an option to subscribe to Live Gourmet’s YouTube channel to receive the most up-to-date videos. Live Gourmet video discussions are also welcomed under the tab titled, “Discussion”.
We plan to add more Live Gourmet videos in the near future. We welcome you to watch our videos and learn more about your favorite Live Gourmet greens.
Thanksgiving is almost here. This is the time to give thanks and enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving feast with our loved ones. Sometimes, however, we forget to include a salad in our Thanksgiving dinner and who can blame us? Well, today’s salad recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving. It includes spiced pumpkin, goat cheese, lentils, and our very own Upland Cress. This salad will go very well as part of your Thanksgiving feast and we are sure it will look great near the turkey and ham! Here’s what you’ll need to make 6 servings:
Hollandia Produce LLC. grower of Live Gourmet products, is a multi-faceted agricultural concern specializing in greenhouse-grown vegetables. A California Corporation family owned and operated, Hollandia is located in Carpinteria, California, just south of Santa Barbara. In 2011 the company celebrated 41 years in business. All of our vegetable products are produced hydroponically in state-of-the-art greenhouses where we control light, temperature, humidity, and nutrients.
Hollandia Produce Wins PMA Impact Award for Butter Lettuce Packaging