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Stir-Fried Lettuce

This simple, savory recipe works great as a side dish or can be modified to be a main. Recipe source: BBC Good Food

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Servings: 6
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  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 large pinch Pepper or Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 head of Lettuce, chopped
  • 3 large cloves Garlic, minced
  1. Remove lettuce leaves from stem. Wash and dry well. Chop.
  2. Heat oil in large pan.  Add garlic and fry for 1 minutes until fragrant. Add lettuce leaves.
  3. Add soy sauce and mix until lettuce is well coated.  Add pepper.  Cook leaves until they begin to wilt but still have crunch.
  4. Serve fresh with chopped peanuts and green onion if desired.


  • Add chicken, beef, or tofu and extra vegetables to make this a main dish.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe % Daily Value
Calories 67
Fat 5 g 6%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 162 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 2%
Fiber 2 g 7%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g 4%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin K.

Garlic contains vitamin B6, manganese and phosphorus.

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