I can’t say I love lettuce but it is easy to grow (just get some heirloom seeds and read instructions here) so I frequently have some on hand.  Unfortunately, it usually ends up half-eaten in the fridge.  Luckily there are a lot of delicious things you can do with lettuce that don’t involve salad!

First, for information on how to grow your own lettuce check out thehomesteadgarden.  You can quickly and easily get lots of lettuce that you can partially eat and then leave in your fridge for a while.

Once it has grown there are ways of harvesting your lettuce that will help to keep it fresh for a very long time.  Homegrown lettuce lasts much longer than the stuff you buy in the store so you don’t have to use it all in one week.

 

What to do with your extra lettuce:

So, you have a couple heads of lettuce with some leaves left and you need to know what to do.

First:  Cut off the bottom so that you can regrow the lettuce.  This way you will have more lettuce in no time FOR FREE!  Read more here.

Second:  Lettuce is extremely healthy and can be used for super healthy smoothies and soups.  It can be used for powerful post-workout smoothies or as a soothing broth when you are sick.  There are some great recipes here.

Third:  There are also a ton of great, delicious recipes that you can eat for dinner.  That’s right, lettuce isn’t only useful for stupid salads anymore!   These 15 recipes look delicious and healthy.

 

Now you have ideas on how to grow, take care of, and eat all that lettuce without too much salad!  In the comments let me know the delicious things you do with your lettuce.

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