These portable bite-sized spring lettuce cups are bursting with an assortment of crisp and crunchy vegetables and herbs.
The first word that comes to mind when I think of these spring lettuce cups is: fresh since they’re just about the freshest thing you can sink your teeth into and everything I love about springtime eating.
But the really lovely part is how simple they are to assemble, making it that much easier to pack any meal full of healthy raw vegetables while still being filling.
The vegetable filled cups are positively bursting with springtime goodness. Inside is a pile of herb flecked crisp and crunchy snap peas and watermelon radishes sitting on top of cooling cucumber noodles and a bed of creamy almond spread, that’s all wrapped up in a tender butter lettuce leaf.
It’s crunchy and fresh and the perfect thing to bring on a picnic or barbeque or set out on a platter for brunch or lunch. Every bite is filled with an array of tastes, textures and colors.
The creamy garlic almond spread (based on this recipe) comes together quickly in the food processor and has a taste and texture reminiscent of hummus (If you have a day to let it sit in the fridge do so, as the flavor will only improve.) Its spread generously onto the lettuce leaves as the base for the vegetables.
Next up are the cucumber noodles along with a snap pea and radish slaw. The slaw is dressed with a fresh herb oil made from a mix of springtime herbs like parsley, chives and mint. The almond spread gives the lettuce wraps a nice creamy foundation, while the vegetables add a cooling crunch and the herb oil a light and bright taste of spring. Wrapped up tight, it’s like a burst of springtime in every bite.
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