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Braised Romaine Lettuce

with Tomatoes, Olives and Parmesan
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Braised Romaine Lettuce

Braised Romaine Lettuce - Perfect as a side dish or light Mediterranean dinner

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Health Score:
84 / 100
very easy
20 min.

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Nutritional values

Lettuce plus tomatoes plus olives plus pine nuts provide a lot of vitamins and fibre. Cheese is also beneficial to health. Parmesan cheese is a good source of calcium: 20 grams of it already cover one quarter of the daily requirement of this bone-friendly mineral.

This "slim" dish from the Mediterranean kitchen can also be prepared as a "real" salad: In this case, the romaine lettuce is not steamed, but mixed raw with the hot ingredients. Baguette or ciabatta is best served with it, preferably as a wholemeal variant, as it provides additional fibre.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie263 cal.(13 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat19 g(16 %)
Carbohydrates10 g(7 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage4.5 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E3.9 mg(33 %)
Vitamin K10 μg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin3.5 mg(29 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate72 μg(24 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin6.6 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C37 mg(39 %)
Potassium608 mg(15 %)
Calcium292 mg(29 %)
Magnesium65 mg(22 %)
Iron3 mg(20 %)
Iodine13 μg(7 %)
Zinc1.9 mg(24 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.1 g
Uric acid35 mg
Cholesterol12 mg
Complete sugar13 g
Development of this recipe:


2 Romaine lettuce
1 oz Parmesan
3 medium-sized Tomatoes
3 scallions
1 heaping Tbsp Caper
1 sm handful black olives (without pits; 20 grams)
2 sprigs Sage
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Pine nuts (20 grams)
3 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
1 pinch cane sugar
How healthy are the main ingredients?
ParmesanPine nutsolive oilSageTomatosalt

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Coarse grater

Preparation steps

Braised Romaine Lettuce preparation step 1

Trim the heads of lettuce. Rinse and spin dry leaves. Coarsely grate Parmesan cheese.

Braised Romaine Lettuce preparation step 2

Rinse tomatoes, trim, quarter and core. Rinse scallions, trim and cut into thin rings. Drain capers. Coarsely chop the olives. Rinse sage leaves, shake dry and chop.

Braised Romaine Lettuce preparation step 3

Heat the oil in a pan. Cook lettuce 1 minute over high heat. Add tomatoes, pine nuts and scallions. Cook 1 more minute. Add capers, olives and sage.

Braised Romaine Lettuce preparation step 4

Add the vinegar and 3 tablespoons water, cook for 20 seconds and season with salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Arrange salad on plates, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.