Last week I needed a quick appetizer to take to a community meeting, and decided on this easy favorite. These lettuce hearts are easily found at my market and can be combined with a variety of toppings. Everyone seems to like a small piece of crunchy romaine with a tangy spread of cheese.
For this event, I decided on raspberries, cream cheese, and chopped pecans. Inspired by The Yummy Mummy Kitchen cookbook, it took me only 15 minutes to pull this recipe together. The author suggests using endive lettuce, though I am not able to find that product very easily in my home market.
There are many other variations, using herbed cheeses or even goat cheese. A variety of fruit or nuts could also be substituted. The bottom line is that this is a quick and easy recipe that could be pulled together as guests are driving up the driveway.
There were enough lettuce hearts in the package to make 30-35 individual servings.