Processing Salanova Lettuce

Salanova lettuce has a unique shape.

It's not round like iceberg, upright like romaine, or vase-shaped like leaf lettuce.

Instead, it's flat like a puffy pancake. But this shape gives Salanova lettuce a cool feature in that all of the leaves are about the same shape with a minimal useless rib like most lettuce. 

Make one cut and the lettuce is ready for the salad bowl!

Salad spinners are handy tools to have if you’re processing fresh lettuce and other vegetables. The good news is they are very affordable and drying off lettuce will increase the shelf life of your lettuce in the refrigerator. 

Below are two salad spinners that I recommend. I have the first one and it has lasted several years.