This Little Gem salad with bread crumb croutons is an elegant starter or side made made from Little Gem (or baby romaine lettuce), a creamy buttermilk dressing, buttery bread crumbs, and sliced radishes.
*What is Little Gem lettuce?
Small, compact lettuce that looks like romaine (after you've removed all those outer layers), Little Gem is a salad lover's dream come true. It's tender yet has enough sturdiness to stand up to some time on the grill if you're so inclined. Like romaine, it has crinkly leaves that love to hold on to dressing, allowing it to be filled with flavor. This also means that hearts of romaine make a perfect substitute.