I’m the primary salad eater in this house. But since I’m the only one, these caesar salad lettuce cups let me play with salad presentations to see what I can get away with. Shhh, don’t tell my family. First, I tried caesar salad spring rolls. When that went over well, I played around with caesar salad toasts. Both were well accepted, so I decided to keep pushing my limits.
Caesar Salad Lettuce Cups
These caesar salad lettuce cups are also a nice way to serve a few extra vegetables for any get together. Salads are often thought of as sit-down servings because of the fork and knife operation. But if you’re hosting an hor d’oeuvres party or just need a few quick appetizers, these caesar salad lettuce cups are a great option. I love the fresh contrast these caesar salad lettuce cups provide compared to other appetizers. They’re light, colorful, and the dressing is tangy delicious.
But you don’t even have to make caesar salad! You can make these lettuce cups with whatever dressing or ingredients you have on hand. The baby gem lettuce work fabulously as vessels. But other options include endive, cabbage leaves, baby romaine or lettuce.
Some other salad options to serve as a lettuce cup include:
- blueberry kamut salad with mint yogurt dressing
- spinach farro salad
- warm mushroom salad with asian slaw
In additional, I love the hard boiled egg in these lettuce cups. I typically make mine this way and find that older eggs peel more easily. While you’re at it, boil a few more and then make this recipe with egg salad!
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Caesar Salad Lettuce Cups
- 16 leaves baby gem lettuce, about 1 head
- 1 hard boiled egg, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 small carrot, grated (about 40g)
- 3 radishes, grated, sliced or julienned (about 20g)
- 1/2 cup shredded radicchio (about 15g)
- 2 tablespoons miso caesar dressing
- 1 ounce grated parmesan (optional)
Lay lettuce leaves on a serving platter.
In a large bowl, combine hard boiled egg, carrot, radishes, radicchio and caesar dressing. Mix well.
Spoon dressed salad onto each leaf. Sprinkle with parmesan (if using) and serve.
The filling for the lettuce cups can be dressed ahead of time to make assembly even easier.
Omit the parmesan and egg in these lettuce cups. Want to swap a protein? Mashed chickpeas are a good substitution.
Add leftover chicken, turkey, or steak to these lettuce cups if you desire.
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Any other vegetables can be added to the salad filling for these lettuce cups. Get creative!