To help bring some back balance to your diet, after weeks of filling ourselves with eggnog, cocktail appetizers and cookies, try our Thai-inspired salad with ginger dressing. The flavorful dish features our bouquet lettuce — a good source of Vitamin A which is key to fight infection and supports healthy vision. The dish also includes cabbage. Often referred to as a superfood, the cruciferous vegetable contains glucosinolates (also found in our own Watercress). “The Harvard School of Public Health reports that people who regularly consume the nutrients in fresh produce like cabbage may be less likely to develop a wide variety of chronic diseases,” writes SFGate.
With a bit of pre-planning, a healthy diet with a few indulgences here and there can easily be achieved!
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.
Today’s recipe gives you a double dose of living greens with this fresh mixed green and upland cress salad. We’ll be modifying the original recipe just a bit to give you the most possible still-living freshness! Where the recipe calls for Lolo Rossa, we’ll be using Live Gourmet’s Living 3 in 1 Lettuce (which is 1/3 Lolo Rossa) and where the recipe calls for Arugula, we’re going to use our Living Upland Cress. Upland Cress is more flavorful, but has less bite than Arugula.
The other star of this dish, Halloumi cheese, is unique in that it has a very high melting point. This means that Halloumi can be grilled just like a cut of meat! Plus we’ll be marinating it in olive oil, cumin, and other spices. Trust us, this isn’t your grandfather’s grilled cheese.
Ready to take your taste buds on an adventure? Here’s what you’ll need:
Today’s vibrant salad, from SheKnows.com, gives a unique taste to some classic ingredients. 3 in 1 Lettuce, carrots, and zucchini are covered with what would otherwise be your every-day olive oil and lemon dressing. What sets this salad appart is a dash of vanilla extract. The vanilla serves to shake up the flavor profile of this now extraordinary salad, making it something very much worth sampling for yourself. Despite it’s unique flavor, the salad remains resolutely ordinary in its preparation time. It clocks in at just under 10 minutes to make and won’t require any backbreaking labor.
Like our last post, today’s recipe also utilizes our Living 3 in 1 Lettuce. This time, we’ve got something aimed especially at citrus lovers. The dish features slices of blood orange and a tasty balsamic vinaigrette. With a relatively short ingredients list, this salad is both elegant and easy to make. That makes it perfect as an emergency dinner-party dish or a quick and easy, yet classy, afternoon snack. The recipe is completely vegetarian and serves six.
So don’t wait; get to cooking! Here’s what you’ll need:
Today’s tasty salad is sure to have you seeing red, in a good way, as well as few shades of green. This salad calls for Red Oak as well as green lettuce leaves and with our special 3 in 1 lettuce blend, you can get both (and more!) out of a single squircle container.
Live Gourmet’s special Living 3 in 1 Lettuce blend includes Red Oak Leaf, Lollo Bionda, and Lollo Rossa. Today’s recipe adds to this scallions, radishes, and a tasty cucumber vinaigrette.
Here’s the full list of ingredients needed to make 4 servings:
Today’s 3 in 1 Lettuce recipe is really 2 recipes in 1; it makes both a green salad and a small pasta dish. For the salad, we start out with a base of 3 in 1 Lettuce and then add in some fennel, radishes, and cannellini beans. A little bit of red wine vinegar, some good olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt really bring out the rich buttery taste of the lettuce and the sharp spiciness of the radishes.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to this lovely little salad, we’ve also got a side of fettuccine with lemon, parmesan, and sun-dried tomatoes. These dishes are healthy, easy, and you can make both in less than twenty minutes.
So what are you waiting for? Lets get cooking! Here’s what you need:
Looking for a healthy meal that’s gluten free, dairy free, and meat free? Look no further than this vegan eggplant parmesan! It’s easy to be virtuous when you’ve got great tasting recipes that are on your diet, and with this one, there’s no need to compromise. The “parmesan effect” is not only accomplished without any cheese, you won’t even need cheese substitute! Just let the combination of olive oil, almonds, and yeast fool your tastebuds into thinking you’re eating something off limits. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell them if you won’t!)
Below is the full list of everything you’ll need to put together this deceptively delicious delight:
If you’re looking for something a tad out of the ordinary, then why not dine “down under” with this Australian take on a beet salad. This mixed green salad features roasted beetroots as well as a handful of mint and basil leaves, giving it a delicious kick. A tangy sweet, lemon honey vinaigrette rounds out the salad along with creamy Danish feta cheese. This dish may not be quite what you’re used to, but if you dare to try a bowl of it, your taste buds will thank you!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started with this down under delicacy:
142 grams (5 ounces) 3in1 Living Lettuce, plus rocket and baby spinach
3 medium-large beetroots
200 grams (7 ounces) Danish feta cheese (You can get some from Gaganis.)
1 small red onion, peeled and diced
30 grams (1 ounce) roasted and salted pepitas (sunflower seeds)
30 grams (1 ounce) walnut pieces
Handful fresh basil leaves
Handful fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
Juice of 1/4 lemon
Pinch sea salt (you don’t need much because the fetta is salty)
Simply Recipes user “Elise” first fell in love with this mixed green salad dish at her neighborhood potluck and the recipe is now yours to enjoy!
The recipe combines a selection of mixed greens, such as our 3-in-1 Living Lettuce, as well as pecans, goat cheese, and a honey mustard vinaigrette. It’s just about as easy to make as it is delicious and won’t take you much longer than 10 minutes after baking the pecans. The ingredients list and a link to the full cooking instructions are below for your enjoyment.
1 lb mixed salad greens, including 3-in-1 Living Lettuce and fresh baby spinach
4 ounces pecans, whole
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp honey mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-2 inch thin slices
Full cooking instructions here: http://bit.ly/VwBzos.
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