MONTE CARLO LETTUCE
DAYS TO SPROUT
TASTE IT FOR
CARE & HARVEST
Pick individual leaves or wait and harvest full heads.
For ongoing harvest, you can begin harvesting once the leaves reach about 4 inches tall.
Harvest the outer leaves of the head and let the inner leaves continue to grow and mature. Just snip either single outer leaves or grab a bunch of them and cut them with scissors one inch above the base of the plant.
Be careful; if you cut into or below the base, the plant may die, so leave the small leaves in the middle to regrow easily.
Do not cut more than a third of the plant in you want it to keep growing.
Monte Carlo is a variety of romaine lettuce that was bred for its compact height and uniform production. Romaine lettuces are said to have originated on the Greek island of Cos, and likely started as a Mediterranean weed. Romaine has graced the tables of Persian kings as early as 55 BCE.
Lettuces are particularly high in vitamin A and in Potassium, which supports blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bone strength, and muscle strength.
Monte Carlo is a compact romaine with a firm texture and sweet flavor. Use Monte Carlo as a replacement for romaine, in Caesar salads or as carb-free taco shells!
HARVEST TO PLATE RECIPE
blt lettuce wraps
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
- Monte Carlo lettuce leaves, basil leaves, cooked bacon, sliced avocado, tomato wedges (for serving)
Whisk chives, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season lemon cream with salt and pepper.
Build wraps with lettuce, basil, bacon, avocado, tomato, and lemon cream.
Do Ahead: Lemon cream can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill.