Lettuce is the obvious standard in salads and as a topper for burgers and sandwiches, but it can be functional in so many ways. Try lettuce in wraps, tabbouleh, the super-easy Asparagus Finger Salad, and other recipes.

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Lettuce Make Some Salad: Leftover Logic

Impulse buying is a problem for me every summer at farmstands on the East End of Long Island--the North Fork, that is, where we still have real honest-to-goodness farmers (and lots of wineries), not the South Fork, a.k.a. the Hamptons, which has honest-to-goodness celebrities. And lettuce--greens of all kind, really--are my weakness.

Taos Tumble Salad

Betty Crocker

Cumin quickly turns store-bought Caesar dressing into a Southwestern-style salad topper. Ready in 5 minutes!

Total: 5 mins

Bagged Lettuce Recalled in 6 states

It's good that lettuce is sprouting up in summer gardens right now, because there's been another recall for one particular store-bought variety. Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads due to a possible risk of Listeria monocytogenes in six states--Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The products in question are: Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme (coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039); Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine (coded N158 111B KR11 with use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046); Walmart Marketside Leafy Romaine (coded N158111B with use-by date of June19 and UPC code 81131 02781).

Chef's Salad

Pepperidge Farm

Go out to lunch right in your own kitchen. Invite a friend and whip up this restaurant-style salad that tastes great and is ready in less than 1/2 hour.

Total: 25 mins

Butter Lettuce with Poppy Seed & Tarragon Creme Fraiche Dressing

Fine Cooking Magazine

Creme fraiche gives this salad a mild tanginess that marries beautifully with butter lettuce's delicate flavor.

Lighten up at Dinner: Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

An easy and healthy alternative to the standard weekday dinner: fresh and flavorful Lettuce Tofu Wraps.

Pork Chop and Bacon Layered Salad


Are you tired of grilled chicken or fried chicken salad? Well, I'm going to shuffle it up a little bit.

Total: 30 mins

Baby Lettuces with Bacon and Egg

The Food Channel

The pairing of a humble hard-boiled egg and smoky crisps of bacon bring out the pleasant freshness of this spring salad.

Thai Ground Pork Salad

Food & Wine

At Thai restaurants, Tom Mylan usually requests a double order of larb (or laab), an addictive appetizer of ground meat spiked with chiles, lime juice, and fish sauce and served with lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Total: 40 mins

Thai Beef Salad

Family Circle

This main dish salad is better than takeout with its fresh ingredients and crave-worthy flavors. Try it the next time your family needs an escape from the standard dinner fare.

Spring Pea Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

A subtle touch of tarragon enhances the flavor of this low-fat pea soup, which becomes a hearty spring meal when topped with a slice of French bread, prosciutto, and feta cheese.

Spring Waldorf Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Granny Smith apples add a sweet crispness to this light and healthy salad with zesty lemon flavors. Grapes and Belgian endive bring special taste to this fresh side dish recipe.

Total: 20 mins

B.L.T. and More

Better Homes and Gardens

Build on the flavor and fascination with the well-known B.L.T. sandwich by changing out ingredients.

Total: 15 mins

Poached Egg Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Poached eggs, romaine, radicchio, and red grapes combine in this delicious side dish recipe that's ready in under 30 minutes.

Steak Cobb Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

Loaded with beef sirloin steak, bacon, avocado, cheese, and more, this salad won't leave you hungry!

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