Lollo Rosso lettuce contains vitamins A and C, folate, fiber, antioxidants, and iron.
Lollo Rosso lettuce is best suited for raw applications as its bright color, curly texture, and mild taste is showcased when fresh. The leaves are most popularly added to salads with other greens as the curly leaves increase the surface area and have the ability to catch and hold salad dressing. The leaves can also be used as a garnish, layered in sandwiches, torn and sprinkled over soups, or served as a bed for cooked meat. Lollo Rosso lettuce pairs well with radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes, watercress, frisee lettuce, parsley, pears, pomegranate seeds, garlic, onions, fennel, shallots, poultry, sunflower seeds, gorgonzola cheese, olive oil, balsamic, and champagne vinegar. The leaves will keep up to four days when stored in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.