Recipe: Lettuce Cups

Lettuce Cups

With warm weather on its way, I wanted to create a simple yet healthy lunch and I thought… what about lettuce cups? Light, refreshing and really easy to make!

However, it always takes a bit of trouble convincing J to try something new. Because I had to work late, I prepped the lettuce cups and took some with me to work then texted J to let him know what was waiting for him for dinner.

To put it mildly, he wasn’t too impressed.

This, in fact, is how our conversation went. I’m the blue convo, he is the grey.

Lettuce Cups ConvoWell. I think refugees would be pretty happy for some darn tasty and nutritious lettuce cups, my dear J! I then texted him a picture of said lettuce cups. I mean, who wouldn’t be attracted to such a divine looking dish?

Lettuce Cups

He still wasn’t impressed and even less still by the fact that I had taken a picture. J hates it when I take pictures of food, though I always come back with him with the excuse – “it’s for my blog!”

Needless to say, lettuce cups wasn’t a hit with J at all. But I thought they were pretty darn fantastic and I hope you do too!

Lettuce Cups


  • Lean minced beef
  • One to two cups of frozen veggie mix, thawed – I used corn, peas and capsicum
  • One head of lettuce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic powder


Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the beef and cook until meat is thoroughly browned. Add the veggie mix and season to taste with a little oyster and soy sauce. Add a little garlic powder.

Continue to stir-fry for a few more minutes until meat is cooked through thoroughly. Remove from heat and place in serving bowl.

In the meantime, tear whole leaves off your lettuce head and wash thoroughly. Place lettuce leaves on a plate and serve with the meat.

To create your lettuce cup, simply take one large lettuce leaf and scoop a little of the meat and veggie mixture onto the leaf. Fold the leaf over like a wrap and eat with your fingers. So delish!


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