Spotlight: Red Lettuce

Here are 14 ways our family enjoyed red lettuce in 2016: 

  • chicken salad wrap

  • honey balsamic dressing toasted sunflower seeds chives + feta

  • with radishes + beets + peas + strawberry vinaigrette

  • bread alternative for lunch wraps

  • taco salad mix for a quick hot weather dinner

  • with apples, pecans + flatbread

  • with ginger-carrot dressing

  • summer greens and melon salad

  • our first BLTs

  • basic salad with a side of anthocyanins

  • wrap around pork burgers

  • dressed with citrus + Parmesan

  • simple lemon dressing

  • with miso dressing + avocado

Weeknight Red Lettuce Salad with Pickled Radishes, Scapes, and Lemon-Dill Dressing

Serves one person as a main dish, more as a side. 

1/2 head of red leaf lettuce

1 bunch garlic scapes, tossed on the grill and then cooled

3 radishes, sliced and steeped in red wine vinegar for a couple hours


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

a little salt

1/2 bunch of fresh dill

To double the antioxidant value of your salad greens, rip the leaves with your hands. This causes the leaves to release more phytonutrients, according to Jo Robinson of the fine book Eating on the Wild Side

Toss and enjoy.