We had a surplus of lettuce this year. We could only eat so much of it and I hate things to go to waste so I dehydrated it. Much of the lettuce was iceberg lettuce with not a lot of nutritional value but by gorries, it has some and it WILL be put to use. ;-)
To dehydrate lettuce, rinse the lettuce and pat it dry. I then shredded the lettuce. You can also make lettuce chips (similar to Kale chips) if you have leaf lettuce. Anyway, once it is shredded, just spread it out onto your dehydrator trays.
It does not take long to dehydrate. Within about 4 hours the lettuce should be nice and crisp.
|Homemade green powder.|
You can use any greens this way. I do Kale, spinach, carrot tops, collard greens, etc. this way and make "green powder". Green powder can be added a teaspoonful or so at a time to eggs, salads, casseroles, meatloaf, smoothies, etc. It adds extra nutrition, with no change in texture to items. A good way to sneak in some veggies without your family catching on. Also, a good way to use up lettuce that may have gone to waste before.