Types Of Lettuce Used In Salads

Thursday, May 18th, 2023
chef salad in a clear bowl with a side of ranch

Salads are a perfect and healthy option for any meal. It’s an incredible dish loaded with tons of veggies, fruits, nuts, and, of course, the most important ingredient – lettuce. You might be wondering, what type of lettuce is the best for a salad? With so many different types, it can be challenging to know which one you should use for that perfect salad. Don’t worry, in this blog post, we’ll discuss different types of lettuce which you can use to make salads that are sure to satisfy you.

Iceberg Lettuce

Known as the most popular choice, this crispy, fresh and light lettuce is the center of attention in every salad dish. Its mild flavor and crunchy texture make it perfect for crisp salads and add a refreshing taste. If you are looking for something simple, then Iceberg lettuce is the right choice. Plus, this refreshing lettuce is exactly what we use for our famous Chef Salads. With Chopped iceberg lettuce, cheddar cheese, black olives, and Canadian bacon, you are sure to develop a new love of salad. It’s quite addicting if we must say so. 

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine lettuce is slightly stronger than iceberg lettuce with a more defined texture. This leafy green is also full of nutrients, vitamins, and fiber, which makes it an excellent addition to any salad. It makes the ideal base for a hearty Caesar Salad. You can sprinkle it with croutons, and freshly grated parmesan cheese, and top it off with a homemade Caesar dressing for a beautifully balanced dish.

Arugula Lettuce

If you want to bring a little spice to your salad, then arugula lettuce is a great option. It’s a leafy green with a pleasantly peppery and tangy taste that gives your salad a bit of a kick. Arugula also works well with other ingredients such as strawberries, goat cheese, and a citrus vinaigrette.

Boston Lettuce

Boston lettuce has large tender leaves that make it an excellent choice for lettuce wraps. It has a mild flavor and a buttery texture, which makes it versatile to pair with other flavors. You can combine a stunning salad with Boston lettuce with cucumber, chicken strips, and a lemon-dill dressing.


Spinach is another well-known green that packs a punch with nutrients and vitamins. It has a deep earthy flavor and a delicate texture, making it the ideal base for a salad with fruits and nuts. A Spinach-feta salad with sliced almonds, fresh berries, and a honey vinaigrette would be a fresh and colorful combination.

Pizza Planet on Bell

With these different types of lettuce in mind, making salads for any occasion can be a breeze. But, don’t forget, you can always order a freshly prepared chef salad from us here at Pizza Planet on Bell. You can order online here.