Our lettuce varieties can be used in cuisines from around the world. Both nutritious and delicious, Pete’s Living Greens Red Butter Lettuce serves as a crisp, refreshing wrap to our latest Vietnamese inspired dish. Fusing elements of traditional spring rolls and trendy lettuce wraps, Vietnamese Flank Steak Wraps makes an excellent dish for your next get together.
Before you get started, familiarize yourself with the eclectic tastes and smells of Vietnamese Food.
Foodie Facts about Vietnamese Food
Vietnamese cuisine includes an array of noodles from Pho (there are more than 20 uses for this type!), vermicelli, egg, grass noodle to rice (as used in our recipe).
Spring roll is the most popular dish in Vietnam. Though, Vietnam Online reports, “they are barely seen in everyday meal – mostly in a family gathering or anniversary dinner.”
As many as 70 different kinds of herbs appear in dishes, which are viewed as a vital part of the meal. Popular herbs include coriander, perilla, mint, and several variations of basil. David Tanis of Bon Appétit likens them to, “seriously curated Vietnamese mesclun, meant to be added to every bowl of soup or wrapped roll, nibbled at random for the sheer clean pleasure of it.”
Chúc ngon miệng
(Bon Appétit! )
Vietnamese Flank Steak Wraps with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
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 salad sets itself apart from the crowd with a spicy kick that you just won’t find in other salads. It features cilantro, bell peppers, and just a dash of cayenne pepper. With tomatoes, carrots, and delicious Red Butter Lettuce, it looks as hot and fiery as it tastes. The dish comes to us from Katie of Shared Bites. You can read the story of how Katie was inspired to create the salad right here.
For a list of what you’ll need to whip up a bowl of this for yourself, look no further than this:
1 large head of Live Gourmet Living Red Butter Lettuce
2 big carrots, shredded
1 large tomato (or 3-4 little guys), diced
1/2 cucumber, cut into chunks
1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
3/4 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
1 whole avocado, diced
Cilantro, roughly chopped (I used 1 heaping cup of leaves loosely packed, or about 1/2 a bunch)
3 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. seasoning salt
For the full story and the complete preparation instructions, click right here: http://bit.ly/nka7gO.
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Red Butter Lettuce tastes just as good as green butter lettuce and adds flair to any salad. Today’s recipe gave us the option of using green or red butter lettuce, so of course, we went with red.
The unorthodox combination of pistachios and asparagus in this salad is sure to win over your tastebuds. A garlic-mustard dressing adds a bit of zing to the asparagus. The buttery flavor of Living Red Butter Lettuce holds everything together, making this easy-to-make salad an instant classic.
So, ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:
1 head of Live Gourmet Living Red Butter Lettuce
1 cup of sliced asparagus
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 small garlic clove, diced
1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon zest
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup pistachios, de-shelled
6 oz perlini mozzarella balls
Click here to visit the original recipe page for more information.
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Red Butter Lettuce adds a fun color and a great taste to any salad. It’s also rich in the vitamins and minerals that you and your kids need to stay healthy and happy. It can often be hard to get kids to eat healthy. So today we bring you a sweet and minty salad that may just do the trick. Full of yummy pears and tastebud tingling mint, this salad, from master chef Martha Stewart, is sure to delight.
In addition to making a great salad, today’s recipe includes a fantastic champagne dressing which can be used with many other salads as well. You’ll also have the option of making some delicious parsley toasts to go along with the salad. As with the dressing, this recipe is very versatile and can be combined with lots of others to great effect.
Here’s what you’ll need to start things off: Salad
2 heads Live Gourmet Red Butter lettuce, torn into 2-inch pieces
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:
You already know that you’ve got to eat your greens, but are you getting enough red in your diet too? Red butter lettuce is rich in iron that your body needs and also has plenty of vitamins A and C. Red butter lettuce goes great with onions as well, which brings us to today’s recipe. In this dish the red butter lettuce forms the foundation upon which we add delicious balsamic onion bits and a mustard vinaigrette. While it does require a tiny bit of baking, you can rest assured that this is still a fast and easy recipe, which can be prepared in about half an hour.
Here’s a list a what you’ll need to get started (serves 6):
2 heads red butter lettuce, washed, spun dry, and torn into pieces
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
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:
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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Over the past couple weeks we’ve given you the low-down on almost all of the delicious veggies that we grow here at Live Gourmet. Now it is time to discuss our Living Red Butter Lettuce. Despite what you might think, this stuff isn’t exactly the same as our regular lettuce. You can expect slightly different texture and flavor from this variety. Also it’s red (although you probably guessed that much yourself). If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying it yet, let this blog post be your excuse!
Now here’s Dani Spies to explain more about the finer points of our Living Red Butter Lettuce: