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Lettuce, Iceberg

Lettuce, Iceberg

How to choose, prepare, and store Lettuce, Iceberg.
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Buying Lettuce, Iceberg

Look for:
iceberg lettuce heads that have fresh and clean outer leaves with compact inner leaves.

iceberg lettuce heads that have wilted or rusty" leaves."

Seasonality: All year

Storing Lettuce, Iceberg

Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to a week.

Preparing Lettuce, Iceberg

Core iceberg lettuce by cutting the base out with a sharp knife. You can loosen the core by rapping the head sharply, core down, on the kitchen counter, then pulling it out. Rinse under cold water and use a salad spinner or pat the leaves dry to remove excessive water. Cut into wedges, chop, or tear into bite-sized portions for salads. Chopped lettuce can be refrigerated in a sealed plastic bag for up to 1 week.

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