Little Gem lettuce
Move over butter lettuce, your little bro is cornering the trendy-greens market. Literally a descendent of butter lettuce (and romaine), Little Gem combines the rich flavors and hearty crunch of its parent plants into a new supergreen with a name so adorable it's destined for a T-shirt.
Little Gems with radish, tarragon, citrus, white truffle, and mustard vinaigrette from Estrella (Los Angeles)
Little Gem salad with avocado, market vegetables, and citrus vinaigrette from Marlowe (San Francisco)
Little Gem salad with nectarine, spiced cashews, goat cheese, and green peppercorn from Upland (New York City)