Their quilted leaf texture and their mellow flavour. They are also great short season varieties as well as more heat-tolerant than Crisphead lettuce.
Low in calories, one cup of shredded lettuce contains about 10 calories, plus provides vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and some iron. Oak lettuce's exceptional good looks beautifully dresses up fresh green salads. Use as a decorative edible bed for turkey, chicken or tuna salad. Tuck in pita bread and sandwiches. Top leaves with rémoulade sauce and sautéed scallops. For an attractive dessert, place peach slices on leaves; sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and drizzle with honey. To stuff, blanch leaves in boiling water four minutes; refresh in ice water; blot leaves dry.