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BBQ grilled little gem lettuce

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BBQ grilled little gem lettuce

Side Serves 4 10 min
Lettuce on a BBQ might sound like madness, but Little Gems are tightly packed and robust. They won’t wilt or collapse as fast as a soft-leaved lettuce, meaning you can lightly char them whilst retaining their distinctive crisp succulence.


  • little gem lettuce, 2 heads
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
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Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Cut the little gem lettuces into wedges, around 6-8 wedges per head is about right, keeping the root end attached to hold everything together.
  • Step 2

    Brush them all over with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3

    Place them on the bars of your BBQ cooking for about 2-3 mins a side, until lightly marked and half wilted.

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