Lettuce is not just for salads 😉 This comforting recipe is a perfect side dish to any roast meats or fish, adding a fresher and lighter option.  Braising lettuce and peas in a light stock brings out wonderful flavours of these delicate ingredients.

Braised lettuce with peas and herbs

Braised lettuce & peas recipe.



Serves 4 as a side dish.

  • Large knob of butter
  • Glug of Olive Oil
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 6 Cogollos / little gem hearts
  • 250 ml hot vegetable stock
  • Cup of frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp finely chopped dill
  • grating of Manchego (optional)


Melt the butter in a deep frying pan, and add the olive oil.

Add the onion and saute gently for 5 minutes until softened.

Stir in the lettuce hearts coating in the oil and butter.

Add the stock and peas and cover with a lid, simmer gently for 10 mins.

Season with freshly ground pepper and salt, add the fresh herbs.

Take off the heat and add the Manchego.


Enjoy !

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