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Spicy Asian salad cups

GEHA | May 1, 2020

Using spices and lettuce as a wrapper, this recipe packs a healthy kick.


  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Asian chili sauce
  • 2.5 ounces 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, such as cashews, almonds or walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 12 lettuce leaves, such as iceberg, green leaf or bib


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and chili sauce. ake brown rice according to package directions or use packaged cooked rice and skip this step.

  2. Stir in chicken, water chestnuts, onions, nuts, pepper and lime juice.

  3. Spoon equally into lettuce leaf "cups" and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional values per serving:

8.0 gtotal fat
0.5 mgsaturated fat
8.0 gcarbohydrate
59 mgcholesterol
26 gprotein
297 mgsodium


Reprinted on April 30, 2020, courtesy of the American Heart Association. For more, visit