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Romaine lettuce in a bowl
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How to Cut Romaine Lettuce for Salad

Learn how to cut romaine lettuce. This is a really easy skill to master. This makes just the right size pieces for your next salad.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut romaine, How to cut romaine lettuce, how to cut romaine lettuce for salads
Servings: 2
Calories: 2kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 pinch salt optional


  • Cut the tips of the leaves off if they are wilted.
    Slice the lettuce the long way. If the bunch is to big do it 2 times and end up with 4 bunches of lettuce.
  • Bunch them together and cut both ends. The leaves will then separate.
  • Slice across the lettuce into 1in pieces.
  • Rinse the lettuce in a lettuce spinner or in a bowl mixing the pieces around and then straining out as much water as you can. If you do not have a spinner use a paper towel to get off some of the excess water.
    Throw all of the cleaned lettuce into a bowl and add whatever salad toppings you would like.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg