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Sweet and Sour Pickled Lettuce
"My Hungarian father makes this special Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad, and my pickle-loving daughter gobbles it up. It is gentler than sauerkraut, but also dresses up meat sandwiches or makes a flavorful side dish."
- 1 round head lettuce or 600 grams bagged lettuce
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 Tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
- 6 Tablespoons vinegar
Instructions:1. Separate and wash lettuce leaves. Place in large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix water, vinegar, sugar, and salt. The mixture can be adjusted a bit according to your taste.
3. Pour over lettuce. Use your hands to mix the lettuce well with the liquid.
4. Let sit for 20-30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate.
NOTE: The salad tastes better after a day of sitting in the refrigerator.
MARV SAYS: I ain't Hungarian, but I would use this same recipe with garlic vinegar and Iceberg wedges in a heart beat!
Tangy Lettuce Slaw
Move over cole slaw, there's a new slaw in town.
- 8 leaves of Boston or butter lettuce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 small cucumber
- In a large bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and kosher salt. Thinly slice 2 stalks of celery, cucumber, and 8 leaves of Boston or butter lettuce. Add to the bowl containing the vinaigrette and toss.
P.S. If your lettuce is getting a little soft, throw it in with your smoothie and enjoy all of its health benefits before it ends up in the compost bin.