Batavia lettuce Grown by Uni-Vert co-operative at Nîmes, France

£2.35

Our seasonal lettuce this week is Batavia

Batavia, the most common lettuce in France, can be red or green. It has an earthy flavour and a slight crunch to the leaves; they will stand up to a punchy acidic dressing without much wilting. The inner leaves are milder and sweeter, but the dark outer leaves are richer in vitamins and minerals.

Country of origin

Grown in
  • France

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How to prepare

A good salad is all about balancing a variety of leaves with the right dressing. The basic ratio for a vinaigrette is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. Add mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.

Storage

Store in the bottom of the fridge - best eaten as fresh as possible. Whole leaves attached to the lettuce last twice as long as chopped, washed leaves. Delivered from our farm, so wash before eating.

Class

Our lettuces are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).

  • Grown by Uni-Vert co-operative, Nîmes, France

    Uni-Vert are a co-operative of 35 farmers that supply us with a range from spinach and lettuces in winter, to sweet pears throughout August and September.

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