Lettuce that has gone limp can still be put to use, and it is magically transformed in this rich, sophisticated soup.
There are many different varieties of lettuce including those that have floppy leaves like round lettuces to crisp leaves such as iceberg.
How to store
How to store fresh lettuce
Store all varieties of lettuce in the fridge in their original packaging, or alternatively inside a loosely tied plastic bag.
You cannot freeze lettuce
Foods with high water content, like lettuce and cucumber, do not freeze well.
Storing cooked lettuce
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Lettuce Top tips
Eating the whole food
You can cook the outer leaves of lettuce - shred for use in stir fries or add to soups.
Be fabulous with leftovers
Add leftover lettuce to soups, such as pea soup or shred into a stir fry.
Cook leftover lettuce in a griddle pan or on the barbeque - it’s the charred bits that make it delicious!
Think about swapping bagged salad for a whole lettuce, which will last longer. Salad bags have a Use By date for safety and very little time to use up the contents once opened.
Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much of this food to serve at mealtimes.
Valuing your Lettuce beyond the price tag
Goodness in food
Your food is more than its shape, colour and price. Your food has an important role to play to help keep you healthy and with enough energy to live your life how you wish to.
- A source of vitamin A which helps your body’s natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system) work properly.
- Lettuce has a high water content so they help to hydrate the body.
By the time your food arrives in your home, it’s already been on quite a journey starting with how it is made or grown and how your food reaches the supermarket.
So please help our food to finish its story in the most sustainable way, ensuring the planet’s resources that’s already used are put to good use. Take care of your food when it’s in your home and ensure every edible morsel is eaten - and that your food doesn’t end up in the bin!
Why not try these delicious recipes to use up Lettuce
Pretty much anything that’s close to its use-by date can be transformed under the guise of a Spanish omelette. You can include cooked potatoes, cooked vegetables such as peas, leeks, carrots, courgettes, onions etc, that last rasher of bacon and cheese that’s going hard around the edges.