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PHYLLO CUP SALAD

mayurisjikoni
Phyllo Cup Salad is a fun and innovative way of serving an appetizer or starter. While, one can choose any filling of their choice, I have used mung bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, spring onion and carrots as a salad filling. And as the dressing have used homemade Peanut Sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, finger food, Salad, Starter
Cuisine South East Asian
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CUPS:

  • ½ box phyllo pastry or 5 sheets
  • some oil for greasing

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 cup mung sprouts moong sprouts
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onion
  • handful enoki mushrooms
  • 1 medium carrot shredded

FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE:

  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/honey

Instructions
 

BAKING THE PHYLLO PASTRY CUPS:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Grease a muffin tray lightly with some oil.
  • Cut the phyllo pastry into squares (5 layers together) about 4"X4".
  • Place each square into the muffin cups, and fold and adjust them so they fit well in each cup.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or till the cups begin to turn light brown.
  • Take the phyllo cups out of the muffin tray gently and let them cool on a wire rack.

PREPARATION OF THE PEANUT SAUCE:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or jar. Adjust the taste according to your liking.

PREPARATION OF THE SALAD:

  • Mix the bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, spring onion and shredded carrot in a bowl.

FINAL PREPARATION:

  • Very gently fill the cups with the salad. Be careful not to break the cups.
  • Top it with the sauce and serve.

Notes

  • I used ready made bean sprouts but you may use home sprouted beans. Steam them slightly or leave them raw.
  • Add vegetables, meat, seafood of your choice to make the salad.
  • I leave the sauce a bit thick so that the cups don't become soggy.
  • Use ready made phyllo cups if you get them. Can use also ready made thin tart shells.
Keyword mung sprout salad, phyllo cup salad