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How to make the perfect crisp lettuce cups

Posted on Dec 06, 2017  | Tags: fruit and vegetables, Lettuce cups

Lettuce cups are easy to make, healthy and fun to eat. Fill crisp leaves with savoury mince combinations, be it a tasty Chinese San Choy Bou filling, Mexican favours or a spicy Vietnamese salad and roll up. The crunchy texture and freshness will have everyone wanting another.

Three steps to perfect crisp lettuce cups

Step1:  Trim and discard any tough outer lettuce leaves. Using a sharp knife, cut around the lettuce stem at the base and remove the white central core.

Step 2: Hold the whole lettuce, cut-core side up, in the palm of your hand under cold running water. The lettuce fills with water, making for easy removal of the crunchy outer leaves/cups. Drain in a colander then pat dry with paper towel or a clean tea towel.

Step 3: Carefully place lettuce leaf cups in a large plastic bag and refrigerate for a few hours until they’re ultra-crisp and ready to use.

Three delicious recipes to serve in lettuce cups 

Veggie & Chicken Lettuce Cups

Lemongrass & Chilli Chicken Salad

 Asian Cucumber Prawn & Chilli Noodle Salad


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