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asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th April, 2020

Is lettuce a spice?

In the culinary arts, the word "herb" refers to any green or leafy part of a plant used for seasoning and flavoring a recipe, but not used as the main ingredient. Similarly, a leaf of lettuce is the green part of a plant, but when you make a salad, the lettuce is the main ingredient, so lettuce isn't an herb either.

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In this way, what type of lettuce is spicy?

Mizuna is an Asian variety of mustard greens. It has spiky dark green leaves that have a surprisingly delicate texture and delightfully peppery, even spicy kick.

One may also ask, is Arugula a type of lettuce? In addition to the four types of lettuce there are many other greens that fill our salad bowls. These are a few of the more common ones. Arugula is also called rocket or rucola. Arugula is a member of the mustard family but it is not as bitter as mustard greens.

Regarding this, what can I use instead of lettuce for salad?

Mix a few different lettuces and greens with veggies, sprouts and other toppings like nuts, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and goldenberries.

Alternatives to iceberg lettuce

  1. Romaine lettuce.
  2. Red leaf lettuce.
  3. Green leaf lettuce.
  4. Butterhead lettuce.
  5. Spinach.
  6. Mizuna.
  7. Kale.
  8. Swiss chard.

What is the frilly lettuce called?

Curly Varieties of Endive Escarole is also known as Bavarian endive, or broad-leaved endive. It is a mildly bitter leafy green with frilled edges. Escarole is often used in salads and soups and, when quickly sautéed, can shine as a side dish.

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