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Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps is a great entertaining recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Light Meal, Starter
Cuisine Chinese, International
Servings 4


  • 8-12 Lettuce Leaves

Filling :

  • 3 tbsp onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp roasted cashewnuts roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped pepper any colour
  • 3 tbsp carrot grated or finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp cooked corn
  • 3 tbsp cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes optional

Chilli Honey Dressing :

  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey/plum sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar/apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce


  • Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients for the dressing in another bowl.
  • Wash and wipe lettuce leaves.
  • Put the lettuce leaves in a plate or a bowl.
  • Your guests can help themselves by spooning a bit of the filling and dressing into the lettuce leaf. Fold and eat.


  • If the lettuce leaves are not crunchy, soak them for a while in ice cold water. Then drain out the water, pat dry the leaves with a clean cloth and serve.
  • Can add finely chopped green chilli instead of chilli flakes.
  • Don't add the sauce to the filling as it will become watery. 
  • Top the filling on the lettuce leaf with the sauce/sauces before eating.
Keyword Easy Lettuce Cups, Lettuce Wrap Recipe - Vegetarian