Basic cooking tips to cut lettuce 2022 – how to cut lettuce for salad or wraps in 4 steps at home.
Learn how to cut green salad or green leaf lettuce with a knife for tacos or other dishes in a very simple and fast way!
View this video about how to cut green leaf lettuce for salad, wraps, and other dishes!
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1) a whole green leaf lettuce
1) wash lettuce well, place it into a sieve, and wait to drain water off
2) place lettuce on a chopper and press it firmly by hand to not move while cutting
3) take a sharp knife with a wide blade (recommended) and cut crosswise thin strips of about one finger wide for salad and two times narrower for wraps
4) place lettuce strips into a bowl and prepare a green salad as you like or use it for other dishes
A green salad or garden salad is most often composed of leafy vegetables such as lettuce varieties, spinach, or rocket (arugula). If non-greens make up a large portion of the salad it may instead be called a vegetable salad. Common raw vegetables (in the culinary sense) used in a salad include cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, radishes, mushrooms, avocado, olives, and artichoke hearts, the heart of palm, watercress, parsley, garden beets, and green beans. Nuts, berries, seeds, and flowers are less common components. Hard-boiled eggs, bacon, shrimp, and cheeses may be used as garnishes, but large amounts of animal-based foods would be more likely in a dinner salad.
A wedge salad is a green salad made from a head of lettuce (often iceberg), halved or quartered, with other ingredients on top.“
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“Lettuce is one of the most widely consumed vegetables worldwide, but its nutritional value has been underestimated. Lettuce is low in calories, fat, and sodium. It is a good source of fiber, iron, folate, and vitamin C.
Lettuce is also a good source of various other health-beneficial bioactive compounds. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, and anti-diabetic activities attributed to the bioactive compounds in lettuce.
However, nutrient composition and bioactive compounds vary among lettuce types. Crisphead lettuce, the most popular type of lettuce in the US, is comparatively low in minerals, vitamins, and bioactive compounds.
More nutritious lettuces are leaf-type lettuce and romaine with folate content comparable to other rich leafy vegetable sources.
Red pigmented lettuce contains higher phenolic compounds than green lettuce. Due to increasing popularity, the nutrient contents in baby lettuce were also examined.
Baby green romaine was especially high in vitamin C. In this review composition and nutritional value of different lettuce, types were summarized, which can help growers and consumers choose lettuce types with higher nutritional benefits.”
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There are people who will smile when will see this video title, “how to cut lettuce for salad and wraps“, but they forget that any cooking skill, even the simplest, must be learned at a point in life.
This video tutorial about how to cut lettuce with a knife is aimed at those who have just started learning basic cooking skills.
As you probably have seen, cutting green leaf lettuce is very simple.
There is not necessarily any training, simply wash the lettuce off, wait to drain the water well, place it on the chopper, and cut it crosswise being careful not to hurt your fingers.
The width of lettuce strips depends on both your taste and the dish you are going to prepare.
As I already mentioned, I recommend cutting wider strips when you make a green salad (view how to make lettuce salad with yogurt) and much narrower when you cut lettuce strips for wraps, burgers, and so on.
Enjoy the tips about how to cut lettuce and the veg salad recipes!
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