What's so good about it?
With just 15 calories in every 100g, lamb's lettuce is also an excellent source of vitamin C.
How to choose
Look for dark green, fresh-looking leaves that hold their shape and aren't wilted.
Lamb's lettuce doesn't really keep for very long, so it's best to use it within a couple of days of buying it. You should keep it in the fridge in an airtight plastic bag until you're ready to use it.
Lamb's lettuce tastes delicious raw with sliced Cambozola cheese and a dressing made with 2tbsp red wine vinegar, 3tbsp olive oil and a little Dijon mustard.
Wash and drain thoroughly before using to get rid of any small bits of grit.
Did you know?
Lamb's lettuce is thought to have got its name from the size and shape of the leaves, which look like lamb's tongues.