LettuceFun food facts

  • When buying locally, you’ve probably learned that we help support our farmers, strengthen our local economies, and protect our environment. Well good news! In Ontario, lettuce is grown in greenhouses all-year around and in fields from June until October.
  • In the summer heat, you’ve got to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Eating vegetables that are mostly water, such as lettuce, helps too!

Brain teaser

According to Canada’s Food Guide, a serving size of lettuce is:

  1. about the size of your head
  2. about the size of your fist
  3. about the size of your left foot

Answer: b

(One serving of lettuce is 250 mL (1 cup) or about the size of a fist)

Just for fun, here's a joke...

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Lettuce who?
Lettuce in and we'll tell you!

Photo Courtesy of Holland Marsh Growers' AssociationEat it up!

Lip smacking lettuce wraps

Makes 8 servings.
Takes 20 minutes
You'll need an adult's help.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12 oz (375 g) lean ground Ontario pork
  • 1 Ontario onion, chopped
  • 1 Ontario carrot, julienned
  • Hoisin sauce
  • 16 Ontario greenhouse lettuce leaves
  • Half Ontario greenhouse cucumber, sliced
  • 1 Ontario greenhouse sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced

What to do:

  1. In medium bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, cornstarch and garlic; mix in pork until well combined. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, stir-fry pork mixture and onion over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain off fat if necessary.
  3. For each serving, spread hoisin sauce over a lettuce leaf; top with about 1/4 cup (50 mL) pork mixture, carrot, cucumber, red pepper and green onions.
  4. Roll up.