Boston lettuce

Boston lettuce, also known as bibb or butterhead lettuce, is a popular lettuce variety known for its tender texture and delicate taste. Its light green, slightly wavy, and crunchy leaves are arranged in a rosette, forming a loose and compact head. Rich in vitamins A and K, Boston lettuce also provides a source of fiber and minerals such as potassium and calcium.

This lettuce is perfect for light salads and wraps, where its melt-in-your-mouth texture and mild flavor enhance the other ingredients. In addition to being used in salads, it can serve as a base for creative appetizers, such as “cups” filled with vegetables, seafood, or proteins.

Boston lettuce can also be lightly braised for a delicate and flavorful side dish or used in sandwiches to add a touch of freshness and crunch. Its subtle taste and tender texture make it an ideal choice to accompany more elaborate dishes, where it provides a note of freshness without overshadowing the main flavors.