Sweet and succulent. Smooth and tender. Soft and delicate. Perhaps the most seductive lettuce, butter lettuce practically melts in your mouth. Its leafy greens are a great source of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, folate, and phosphorus. Butter lettuce is often sold as “living,” which means it’s packaged with its roots. This preserves nutrients and freshness. Look for heads with bright color and leaves that haven’t wilted.
This recipe first appeared on the Kaiser Permanente Washington food and fitness blog. For more recipes from Kaiser Permanente Washington, visit kp.org/wa/health.
Servings: 4 to 6 (2 tacos per serving)