Butter lettuce accomplishes a feat that not many other lettuces can -- it manages at once to be velvety soft and tender, while also being tough as nails. Okay, maybe not as tough as actual nails (you guys are being weirdly literal today), but at least tough enough to hold up to the greens lettuce strength test: lettuce wraps.
The dichotomy between the buttery soft leaf and the crisp, crunchy stem has always made butter lettuce one of our favorite salad greens. As we gathered the butter lettuce recipes that we found for you today, we wondered if this leafy green's versatility is the reason it has so many names: butter lettuce, Boston lettuce, Bibb lettuce -- all the same! But this lettuce is not meant for salads alone. We have also fallen head over heels for braised butter lettuce, and we can't wait to try our newest discovery, butter lettuce soup.