This past weekend I picked up a Butterhead lettuce from my local green market. They’re also known as Boston or Bibb lettuce. They’re pretty sweet. The Boston lettuce is similar to iceberg lettuce because they’re round. The only difference is that the Boston lettuce leaves are not as hard and stacked closely together.
I love eating salads, so my way of enjoying Boston lettuce is by cutting up the leaves. I mix in a variety of other vegetables and fruit to create a beautiful dish. The photo below I did today for my lunch. This particular lettuce really holds up well in the refrigerator which, is why I like buying it.
If you noticed in the picture, I added a baked sweet potato in this salad. Sweet potatoes are very nutritious for us, and it’s excellent in salads too. According to whfood website, they are high in vitamin A, C, manganese, vitamin B6, potassium and fiber. For a more detail description on the nutritional value for sweet potato click here.