Vietnamese lettuce cups

Vietnamese lettuce cups
  • Serves icon Makes 22
  • Time icon Hands-on time 10 min

A light and fresh Vietnamese-style nibble that will really get your tastebuds going. And, a great way to use up little gem lettuces.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
13kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.4g
Carbohydrates
2.5g (2.4g sugars)
Fibre
0.4g
Salt
0.2g
Calories
13kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.4g
Carbohydrates
2.5g (2.4g sugars)
Fibre
0.4g
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 80ml sweet chilli sauce
  • 1½ tbsp fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 little gem lettuces (22 pieces + 1 little gem lettuce)
  • 10cm chunk cucumber
  • ½ carrot
  • 80g beansprouts
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped

Method

  1. Mix the sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce and the lime juice in a medium bowl.
  2. Shred 1 little gem lettuce, finely dice the cucumber and carrot, then add to the bowl with the beansprouts and coriander. Toss together.
  3. Pull the leaves off 3 baby gem lettuces (you’ll need 22 pieces), fill with the salad and arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle with lime juice if you like.

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