Tasty Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Photo by kalynskitchen

Tuna fish lovers unite! Today’s recipe makes a meal out of tasty tuna salad and fresh living lettuce. It’s the perfect way to use that can of tuna you’ve had lying around for so long, make a quick meal, or just to enjoy some delicious fish. In addition, this recipe is easy to modify, making it a perfect starting point for you personal culinary masterpiece. It’s also a great way to get carnivorous kids to eat some greens and can be used as an appetizer at your next party.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to create one large wrap:

  • 2 Living Butter Lettuce leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp classic Ceasar Salad dressing (Many like Newman’s Own brand)
  • 1/2 can of tuna
  • 2 baby carrots, chopped
  • 3 olives
  • 1/2 roma tomato
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the complete preparation instructions, just click here: http://jcp.is/VRrmUF.

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Butter Lettuce Salad with a Great Gremolata Dressing (Plus Bonus Casserole)

Butter Lettuce salad with Gremolata dressing
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Today’s recipe is really a two-for-one special. Along with a very delicious Butter Lettuce salad, we’ve also got a yummy Chicken Cacciatore Casserole. Both recipes come to us courtesy of (cool) progeny. These two great foods are a perfect compliment to each other. They’re also both healthy, easy to make, and kid friendly. So what are you waiting for? Lets get cooking!

Below is what you’ll need to make the salad. You can find the ingredients for the casserole as well as the complete cooking instructions on the (cool) progeny recipe page.

  • 1 Head Live Gourmet Living Butter Lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 Pint Grape Tomatoes, washed
  • 1/2 Cucumber, peel & seed if desired, cut in 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Finely chopped, toasted pine nuts or hazel nuts
  • 3 Tbsp Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp Finely chopped, flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • To Taste Fresh ground pepper

For the full cooking instructions, plus the casserole recipe, click here: http://bit.ly/Wna6f9.

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Healthy Living Sweet Tooth Fruit Salad

Sweet Tooth Fruit Salad
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When it comes to healthy living choices, we’re mostly faced with savory salads. There’s more to life than ranch dressing though. Last week we showed you our Hidden Butter Lettuce Brownies recipe. This week we bring you an even healthier sweet treat from Healthy Living Market. We call it The Sweet Tooth Fruit Salad. It’s packed with plenty of nutrient rich veggies plus tons of sweet, yummy fruit. Keep a bowl of this in the fridge and you’ll have a healthy alternative next time you need a bit of sweet with your meal.

The complet ingredients list is below:

  • 1/2 lb Live Gourmet Living Butter Lettuce
  • 5 TB pomegranate juice
  • 3 TB red wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 TB agave nectar or honey (Volcanic brand is said to be high in quality)
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 lb baby spinach
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (or more) sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (or more) blueberries
  • 2/3 cup (or more) raspberries
  • 2 TB fresh dill, minced

Check out the full recipe instructions from Healthy Living Market at: http://bit.ly/Vhe0ja.

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Grilled Tomatoes Plus Chipotle Mayo Equals Delicious Burger

Burger with Grilled Tomatos and Chipotle-Cilantor Mayo
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If watching baseball is America’s favorite activity, eating hamburgers must be a close second. Today we bring you a delicious variation on the American classic with just enough South-of-the-boarder influence to keep things interesting. In addition to a healthy amount of chipotle-cilantro mayonaise this burger uniquely features grilled tomato slices. So if you’re a meat eater, treat yourself to this deliciously out-of-the-ordinary burger from Healthy Living Market!

You’ll need the following to get started:

  • 8 leaves Fresh Living Butter Lettuce
  • 4 beef patties
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil (Many like California Olive Ranch.)
  • ½ cup mayo
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp canned chipotle peppers
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

View the full recipe instructions from Healthy Living Market at: http://bit.ly/TFAon3.

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Hidden Butter Lettuce Brownies Recipe Remix from the Paleo Mom

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It can be really hard to get kids to eat their greens. Sometimes, with extra picky eaters, the only way to do it is through deception and subterfuge. Today’s recipe focuses on doing just that with something your kids are sure to love: brownies! (Don’t worry, you can’t taste the lettuce). Not only are these brownies packing some seriously nutritious lettuce, they include very little sugar, no gluten, and no dairy. They do, however, include egg (sorry vegans). These brownies are especially good for kids with growing pains because dark leafy greens, like Butter Lettuce, are great sources of magnesium. Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) uses frozen chopped spinach in her recipe however we replaced that with Live Gourmet living butter lettuce in our recipe! So, lets get cooking!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped Butter Lettuce
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey (Many people like Manuka Honey)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar

Check out the full recipe instructions from ThePaleoMom.com right here: http://bit.ly/10Pc9rR

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Lettuce be Spooky

Decomposed Salad
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If you’re looking to put together a Halloween feast “lettuce” suggest this “Decomposed Salad” from Martha Stewart. Don’t worry, it’s not really decomposing and it won’t make you sick. It will however impress your guests and delight their taste buds even while it grosses out their eyes. Normally we wouldn’t recommend a recipe that looked icky, but we’re told that’s the point when it comes to Halloween themed edibles. Plus, like we said, it tastes great!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 head Live Gourmet Living Red Butter Lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 butternut squash, (1 1/2 pounds), peeled, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (Try California Olive Ranch brand)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus a pinch
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 six-ounce head red or white endive, leaves separated

For the complete instructions, just head on over to this recipe page: http://bit.ly/WLjV3c.

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Butter Lettuce and Strawberry Salad

Butter Lettuce and Strawberry Salad
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If you know much about food then you probably know that sweet and tart flavors often create a very delicious juxtaposition. It’s for this reason that this Butter Lettuce and strawberry salad tastes so fantastic. Tart vinegar and sweet strawberries sit atop a bed of butter lettuce and delicious feta cheese. And not only is this recipe a snap to make, it’s also quite healthy.

Here’s what you’ll need: Live Gourmet Red Butter Lettuce

  • 1 cup butter lettuce, torn
  • *Our special addition: 1/2 cup red butter lettuce, torn 
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Feta cheese, crumbled (Lots of people like Nikos brand)
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

You can get the full instructions as well as detailed nutrition info at: bit.ly/UIh368.

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Fresh Pear and Cherry Salad with Vanilla Pear Vinaigrette

Fresh Pear and Cherry Salad with Vanilla Pear Vinaigrette
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The other day we shared our new video 3 in 1 Living Lettuce 101 with Dani Spies. Now we want to share a new recipe to go with it. This recipe isn’t just a great chance to use our 3 in 1 Living Lettuce though. Full of sweet and delicious ingredients like honey and pear syrup, you may even be able to get your kids to eat it! Or you could just keep it for yourself (it’s so tasty, why share?).

Whatever you decide to do with it after, you’ll still need to actually make it in the first place. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 10 ounce (4 servings) Live Gourmet 3 in 1 Living Lettuce
  • 10 ounces (1/2 bag) bag spinach leaves
  • 1 pear – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can pears in light syrup, drained reserving syrup
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free vanilla yogurt (Lots of people love Stonyfield yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

For the complete cooking instructions, just head over to this recipe page: bit.ly/MK5GX4.

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Grilled Turkey Club with Upland Cress

Grilled Turkey Club
Photo by Chris from Cook with Fire

Today we bring you the simple joy of discovery… sort of. You probably already knew about our Living Upland Cress, but Chris from “Cook with Fire” had no idea that it even existed. Imagine his delight when he discovered the peppery deliciousness that is Living Upland Cress. Well actually, you don’t have to imagine because Chris wrote it down. He also wrote down a delicious looking recipe for a grilled turkey club sandwich with upland cress.

Check out what Chris had to say about his upland cress recipe and get the full instructions for his recipe. And if you decide to try it for yourself, here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • Live Gourmet Living Upland Cress
  • Organic Whole Wheat Bread
  • All-Natural Honey-Smoked Turkey Ham
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Low-Fat Mayo (Lots of people like Best Foods’ mayo)
  • Organic Dijon Mustard
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Once again you can find the full recipe and instructions on the Cook with Fire blog.

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Raspberry Miso Dressing on a Summer Salad

raspberry miso dressing on a summer salad
pic by AmyW via food52.com

Today’s salad is a little out of the ordinary. Neither raspberries nor miso are ingredients that you’d expect to find in a salad, yet here they are and you’ll certainly be glad of it once you give this one a taste. The recipe comes to us via food52 user aargersi who notes that this recipe makes much more dressing than you’ll probably need, so you’ll have plenty left over for another salad, or to sprinkle onto something else. (Baked fish perhaps.) This light, delicious, little salad is a perfect way to end a summer day, so give it a try!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Dressing:

  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white miso
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Salad:

  • 1 head Living Butter Lettuce
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pistachios – roughly chopped (Lots of people like Wonderful Pistachios)

The complete cooking instructions are right here: http://bit.ly/LG1SIT.

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