Stir Fried Lettuce

Lettuce is surprisingly good as a cooked green, and actually common in Asian cuisine. This is a very simple, quick and tasty way to cook lettuce.

Submitted by: Sara Tung (125)

Cuisine: Chinese    Dish: Sides, Vegetables    Preparation: Stir Fry
This recipe is: Dairy Free, GAPS / SCD, Gluten Free, Low Carbohydrate, No Tree Nuts, Vegetarian, Wheat Free


8 servings

Active Time

20 minutes

Ready In

20 minutes


  • 1 lb romaine lettuce or romaine lettuce hearts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 slices peeled ginger (about 1/2 inch nub)
  • 4 tbsp fat (lard, coconut oil or ghee)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Preparation Instructions

  1. Chop lettuce crosswise into 1 to 1.5 inch slices.

  2. Heat fat in large wok or saute pan at medium-high heat.

  3. Add ginger slices and allow to sizzle for a minute or so, or until fairly aromatic.

  4. Add garlic and stir briefly before adding about 1/3 of the lettuce.

  5. Turn the heat to high, and stir the lettuce until partially wilted, adding more lettuce until all of the lettuce has been added and has wilted.

  6. Add salt and stir to incorporate. Turn the heat to low and cook covered for a few minutes, or until lettuce is to the desired tenderness.

  7. If desired, remove ginger slices before serving.

Last updated on 01-08-2013