Thai Lettuce Cups with Almond Butter Dipping Sauce

Thai Lettuce Cups with Almond Butter Dipping Sauce

A fun appetizer where you eat the wrapper, these Thai lettuce cups are always a hit at a party! The Betsy’s Best gives it a sweet kick to the savory flavor and all of the spices harmonize together nicely.


3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1½ cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup shredded carrot

½ cup shredded red cabbage

½ cup celery, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp fresh ginger root, minced

¼ cup green onion, chopped

2 Tbsp hoisin sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp sesame oil

1/8 cup chopped cilantro

12 bib lettuce leaves

Step By Step Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a food processor, coarsely chop walnuts.

Step 2: Transfer to large bowl.

Step 3: Add carrots, cabbage, celery, garlic, ginger and onion to bowl and toss to combine.

Step 4: Pulse liquid ingredients and Betsy’s Best in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Step 5: Pour liquid over the nut mixture and stir thoroughly to incorporate.

Step 6: Top with cilantro.

Step 7: Spoon a scoop of the mix in the center of each lettuce leaf.

Step 5: Enjoy your Thai lettuce cups dipped in Betsy’s almond butter sauce!

We hope you loved your Thai lettuce cups. Betsy loves the almond butter dipping sauce so much that she will often pour it on a salad or just eat it with a spoon!


How To Hide Vegetables in Food

How To Hide Vegetables in Food

Are you wondering how to hide vegetables in food? You know greens are healthy for you. Your mother told you to eat them when you were little to make you strong; but are you getting enough in your diet?  Becoming a green eating machine is not as difficult as you might think even if you don’t like veggies.  You just have to know how to add them into your diet.  Here are some ways to sneak in those greens. Your health depends on it!

How To Hide Vegetables in Food?  Betsy’s Best Ideas

Smoothies: What better way to get your greens than to drink them in a smoothie!  For example, mask the taste with fruit and you won’t even know you are eating spinach.

Omelets: Turn your breakfast into a veggie fest by adding spinach, arugula, beet greens, parsley or cilantro and salsa into your eggs for a delicious twist!

Grilled: Roasting veggies is one of the easiest ways to enjoy a flavorful dish.  Grilled endive and radicchio are not commonly grilled foods but are flavorful companions to peppers, onions, and mushrooms.  Even throwing a portobello mushroom on the grill instead of steak will offer a healthier dish with a meaty flavor.

Baked: Baking or roasting veggies is as easy as 1-2-3.  Throw some kale on a baking sheet, spray with olive oil, massage 3 tablespoons of your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  You can also roast Brussels sprouts for a dish that is delish!

Shredded: When shredded finely, even tougher greens become easy to handle.  You can shred these greens for a healthy garnish on mashed potatoes or mix them into your favorite salad.

Wrap them up: Instead of using a tortilla, crunchy greens that contain a good amount of water, such as Swiss chard, bok choy, escarole, or romaine, make fantastic wraps for a variety of fillings, ranging from roasted eggplant, tomatoes, onion, and garlic to teriyaki chicken made with  Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter.

These are some unique ways for how to hide vegetables in food and make your diet more colorful this spring.  Make sure to eat at least one green veggie a day, if not more!  There are so many fun ways to wrap, toss, blend or shred those veggies that you can easily add them to any meal!