Caprese Lettuce Cups

Caprese Lettuce Cups
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Prep: 20 min
Cook: 5 min
Dietary: , ,
Cost: $$


  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 baby cos lettuces
  • 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 160g grated light mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado diced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil


  1. Slowly roast pine nuts in a dry frypan over medium heat for about five minutes or until they are a golden brown colour. Transfer pine nuts onto a plate to cool and set aside
  2. To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard and honey. Mix well
  3. Cut off the base of the cos lettuces and carefully separate the leaves. Rinse leaves, then place all of the leaves on a serving tray
  4. Divide the tomato, mozzarella, avocado and pine nuts between the leaves, filling them like “cups”
  5. Drizzle some of the dressing onto each cup
  6. Garnish each lettuce cup with a basil leaf. Serve immediately

Serves in 1 portion

  • Vegetables2 3/4
  • Dairy1/2
  • Unsaturated Spreads/Oils1 1/4

What was swapped?

High kilojoule party foods like party pies or mini sausage rolls can be swapped for this lower kilojoule option


Baby cos lettuce can be substituted with Iceberg lettuce if necessary

Caprese Lettuce Cups can be used as a party food, a starter or a side dish

For another healthy party food, try Spicy Tomato and Corn Salsa!

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