How to Shred Boston Lettuce
for salads, sandwiches or tacos.

So, you've got this recipe and you need to know how to shred Boston lettuce. My step by step tutorial below will show you how to shred it the quick and easy way.


Step 1

  1. Carefully remove the head of Boston lettuce from the packaging.
  2. The leaves are very delicate, so be gentle.

Step 2

  1. The root ball is left attached and there will be dirt on the leaves, so it will need to be washed.

Step 3

  1. Before you can use your Boston lettuce for any purpose or to shred it, click on the photo on the left to learn the proper washing and drying technique.

Step 4

  1. Once washed and dried, lay 3 - 4 leaves on a clean cutting board.

Step 5

  1. Stack the leaves, one on top of the other.
  2. These will be the first to shred.

Step 6

  1. Roll the leaves up from one side to the other to form a long tube.

Step 7

  1. Like so.
  2. By doing this, you will be able to shred the leaves with more control and precision.

Step 8

  1. Have a sharp serrated knife handy.

Step 9

  1. Holding the tube of Boston lettuce leaves firmly, slice very, very thin strips across the tube.
  2. This is the beginning of how to shred.

Step 10

  1. Continue to slice or shred all the way to the end - like this.

Step 11

  1. Using your hands - fluff up your lettuce strips.

Now you have learned how to shred a Boston lettuce.
Let's see what we can do with it.

Boston Lettuce can be substituted for nearly any other type of lettuce. One reason it is not commonly used is that it is more expensive than most other types of lettuce.

Under Seafood

In or under a Taco

On a Sandwich

In any Green Salad


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