Find the best type of lettuce for your salad.With all of the different varieties of lettuce to choose from, you may not know which option is best for your recipe. Use our guide to learn the texture and flavor of different types to help you choose the best variety of lettuce for your salad. If you are looking for a green that will stand up to a bold salad dressing, arugula may be the best option. If you want a sweeter flavor, tender baby spinach may be the perfect base for your salad. Kale is the lettuce of choice for our Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad, but Bibb lettuce is a better fit for our Raspberry and Fig Salad.