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What Is Romaine Lettuce? Plus the Best Romaine Caesar Salad Recipe

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 5, 2021 • 3 min read

Refreshingly crisp as a base in everyday salads and sturdy enough to hold up to heat for grilling or sautéeing—romaine is one of the most versatile types of lettuce. The long green leaves are widely desired for their ability to stay crunchy in a salad without quickly wilting.