How to Cut Romaine Lettuce (Video Tutorial) + Our First Date

How to Cut Romaine Lettuce - A quick video tutorial @natashaskitchen

Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to cut romaine lettuce – go figure, there’s a proper way! You’ll waste less lettuce and probably stop buying the bagged lettuce because it’s so easy!

My husband, Vadim taught me this method. He worked in Chilis restaurant for 5 years way back when we were dating. Actually the first place he took me out was Chilis. Here’s the scene. I was 15…

I was 15, my 14 year old sister Anna was tagging along, and my older man (who was a whopping 19 at the time) took us out to Chilis and bought us lunch I think he wanted to show off his new girlfriend from Idaho to his friends and trust me I was happy as a clam to have an older hunk from California.

Here’s a picture from the dating scrapbook that I created when I was about 16. I love how completely dorky and innocent this was, i.e. “hot hot hot.” Go on and laugh. Yeah I used stickers and calendar cutouts in my scrapbooks and I am not ashamed (ok, maybe a little bit). Are you totally surprised that I never continued in scrapbooking? Anyway, I hope you’re chuckling.

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After lunch, the “date” continued as Anna chaperoned us to the park. Anna, I’m so sorry for sharing this photo of you. I laughed until my pregnant belly ached when I was looking at it.

Your shorts are stellar and the best part is, you were borrowing them from me! Even better, my boyfriend was wearing socks with sandals. Those were simpler times. lol. Ouch, my belly.

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How to Cut Romaine Lettuce:

Ok ok, on to the video tutorial. I hope you remember this tip next time you chop yourself some salad. It’s so quick and easy and very little lettuce is wasted.

Do you subscribe to our YouTube Cooking Channel? It gets us all pumped and excited to keep posting video recipes and tutorials. Thanks a gazillion my sweet friends!

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Belly Update:
I have 2 days until my due date. I’m so excited! My last appointment was 2 days ago and I’m making some progress :). My hospital bag is packed and I’m waiting for contractions to become regular :). Have a super awesome day!

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Shown in this post: (nope, no one paid us to write this; just stuff we love):
* I use my Wusthoff Classic Ikon Chef’s knife for everything.
*Reversible Cutting Board by John Boos 20 by 15 by 1.5-Inch, Maple

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  • April 2, 2015

    Hi Natasha,
    This is a bit irrelevant to the actual content but I wanted to ask you how you organized the video section of the blog. Is there a plugin that automatically updates the page very time you post a video recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2015

      Good question :). We photoshoped the thumbnails for those posts to have the video “button” in the center and then we put those posts into the category of video. Then we made a page that featured just the video category and so those thumbnails generate on that page. I hope that makes sense. Reply

  • Natasha
    March 24, 2015

    Who would have ever thought there’s a correct way to cut lettuce!! I wish I watched this before my Caesar salad that I made the other day, in which I clearly cut my lettuce the wrong way  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2015

      I don’t know if there’s necessarily a wrong way, but this one wastes less lettuce and it’s easy. 🙂 Reply

  • Mila
    March 18, 2015

    Of course he took you to Chili’s on your first date, Val took me there on the second (lol) 🙂

    P.S. Got to love the rybashka 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 18, 2015

      Lol. Now I have to know where was your first date? Yeah that rybashka was very modna,… I think. lol. Reply

  • March 15, 2015

    Hi Natasha! Congrats on your baby 🙂 I hope you are able to get some much needed rest after the delivery.

    As for the post, I’m glad to see that you removed the core of the lettuce. Often I see people leave it in. Not only does it taste awful, it makes it nearly impossible to clean the lettuce properly.

    Cheers! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2015

      Thank you so much Justin. 🙂 We are so happy to be back home now – it’s much more restful than at the hospital. Reply

  • Vika
    March 11, 2015

    Wow! I didn’t know there’s a special way to cut the lettuce. Thanks for the tip Natasha, it’ll save me some time because it looks so easy! May God bless your delivery and your growing family. Thanks for all you do for us. I just love your recipes! And hope your baby girl comes soon, I remember that anxious feeling of wanting it out  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 11, 2015

      Thank you so much Vika :). Was your baby overdue also? I’m 4 days over now and yes I’m seriously hoping it’s soon! 😉 Reply

  • Cathy
    March 7, 2015

    Love the pics and story – you two are too cute!

    Question about the lettuce though.

    The Romaine hearts I buy say (on the bag) to rinse before use. How do you get a good rinse and not take them apart first? Will enough water come out/off if you use a spinner before cutting like in the video? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2015

      Hi Cathy,
      You can do it either way – you can core the romaine lettuce and then wash the large leaves or you can completely chop the romaine lettuce like I did in the video then rinse and spin dry with the salad spinner (which is what we usually do). A good salad spinner will spin it almost completely dry. Reply

  • March 7, 2015

    Finished a bit of studying and came out of my cave to check out this beauty! This post actually makes me feel better about my dating and wedding photos because every time I show them to people they say with a gasp,”You both look like children!” Okay maybe we looked young but you did look like super adorable children! Loved the post of course! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2015

      Lol thanks Julia. At least we were adorable children. I think it’s totally a cultural thing too and also depends alot on the individuals. I was pretty responsible and level-headed when I was married at 18 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2015

      Lol thanks Julia. At least we were adorable children. I think it’s totally a cultural thing too and also depends alot on the individuals. I was probably way too mature for my own good when I was married at 18 🙂 Reply

  • Tiffany
    March 7, 2015

    I LOVE the pictures! You and I are around the same age, so I can totally relate to the fashion sense in the photos 😉 LOL! They remind me of pictures I have of my husband and I. We started dating when we were 16 and 18 (now 28 and 30) and I feel like it’s so amazing that love lasted through all the teenage years. Have a safe and healthy delivery. I’m sure little one will be gorgeous. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2015

      That’s so cool that we have similar stories :). Thank you so much for your sweet words. We’re so excited about meeting our baby girl. She is due today. I guess she’ll come out when she’s good and ready 😉 Reply

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