Those who live in areas with fresh produce year round have a unique opportunity to enjoy fresh salads any time of year at an efficient price. For the rest of us, there are many ways to make a delicious salad with just a minimal amount of lettuce and the way to do that is by using canned and frozen foods that are popular with the family.
Mallow is a soft tasty leaf good in fresh salads. Use it like lettuce and other leafy greens. You may find the smaller younger leaves a tad more tender. Toss in salads, or cook as you would other tender greens like spinach. The larger leave can be used for stuffing, like grape leaves. The seed pods are also edible while green and soft before they harden, later turning woody and brown; can be cooked like a vegetable. Eat raw, try steaming, pickling, fermenting