How to Shred Head Lettuce
for a salad or tacos

Knowing how to shred head lettuce is a skill worth learning.

Shredded Lettuce is often called for in certain recipes, such as for Tacos and many Seafood salads.

Step 1

  1. Choose a head of lettuce to shred that is compact and tight.
  2. Remove the outer leaf and discard, (you don't want to shred a dirty leaf).

Step 2

  1. Cut the head of lettuce in half, through the core.

Step 3

  1. You will now have 2 halves like this. You will probably only need to shred one 1/2 of the head of lettuce.

Step 4

  1. Lay one half of the head lettuce cut side down.
  2. Starting at the heel, make a very thin slice. This creates a shred effect when pulled apart

Step 5

  1. Continue to shave very thin slices (shred) right to the core.

Step 6

  1. When you get to the core, remove it and discard.

Step 7

  1. Using your hands, fluff the shredded lettuce, pulling apart any clumps.

Now that you have learned how to shred a head of lettuce let's see how it can be used.

Tacos

Seafood

Wurst Salat

Maroulo Salata

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