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How to cut romaine lettuce
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How to Cut Romaine Lettuce

Check out my EASY tutorial for How to Cut Lettuce! I'll teach you the best method to wash, prep and store a head of romaine lettuce with step-by-step photos
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 head romaine lettuce


  • Cut the head of romaine in half lengthwise to create two long halves of lettuce.
  • Slice the core from each half in a triangle shape or by using two angled cuts. Remove and discard the triangle shaped core.
  • Turn the half heart so the cut side is facing down. Slice the lettuce again lengthwise into thirds or quarters.
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces: Keeping the lettuce cut side down, chop the lettuce into bite sized pieces starting from the leafy end towards the core end.
  • Shred into thin ribbons: Keeping the lettuce cut side down, thinly slice the lettuce into thin ribbons or chiffonade pieces starting from the leafy end towards the core end.
  • Transfer the cut lettuce into a salad spinner to wash and thoroughly dry.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days in the fridge.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg