Butter Lettuce

Butter LettuceApril 29, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

Versatile Value

Whether you call it Boston Lettuce, Bibb Lettuce or Butter Lettuce, this leafy green has a slightly sweet, buttery flavor, giving it its name. Some say the butter reference comes from the leaves' tender nature — they melt "like buttah" in your mouth. Whatever the origin, we find this variety especially versatile. You can, of course, make a terrific salad using a bag of Trader Joe's Butter Lettuce. While a traditional Caesar may use Romaine, we think the flavor and texture of Butter Lettuce lends itself well to the combination of savory and tangy components of that classic. These leaves are flavorful enough, though, that they don't really need a dressing. A drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and a quick grind of black pepper dresses these greens beautifully. In a sandwich, Butter Lettuce complements everything from cheeses and sliced meats to tuna and veggies with hummus.

We are selling Trader Joe’s Butter Lettuce for the great everyday value price of $1.99* per bag.


*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Butter Lettuce is $2.49 in our East Coast, Midwest and Southeast stores and $1.99 in our West Coast and Texas stores.


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