Leaf lettuce, also known as loose-leaf lettuce, varies in shape, color, and texture — though it’s usually crisp, ruffled, and dark green or red, with a flavor ranging from mild to sweet.
Unlike other lettuces, it doesn’t grow around a head. Instead, its leaves come together at a stem.
Best ways to eat it
Leaf lettuce’s crisp, mild flavor lends itself to salads and sandwiches.
Furthermore, it can be used in wraps and tacos.
To store leaf lettuce, pat it dry and keep it in a plastic bag or storage container. It can usually last 7–8 days in the fridge.