Spicy Asian Salad Cups

Simple Cooking with Heart brings you this fun dish that uses the lettuce leaf as the wrapper -- a trick we are seeing more of now on restaurant menus, cooking shows and in food magazines.

Nutrition Facts

Spicy Asian Salad Cups


215 Per Serving


26g Per Serving


2g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 215
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Sodium 297 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 26 g


Servings  6  

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Chinese chili sauce
  • 2.5 oz canned, salt-free white meat chicken (packed in water, drained)
  • 8 oz. canned water chestnuts (drained, chopped)
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted, unoiled, chopped nuts (cashews, almonds or walnuts)
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper
  • 2 tsp. lime juice OR
  • juice from 1 fresh lime
  • 12 lettuce leaves (iceberg, green leaf, bib, etc.)


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  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, and chili sauce.
  2. Stir in chicken, chestnuts, onions, nuts, pepper, and lime juice.
  3. Spoon equally into lettuce leaves "cups" and serve.