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Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups

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It’s almost spring, and that means we’re looking for more and more fresh, light recipes that won’t warm us up or make our stomachs feel heavy. That’s why today we’re sharing a recipe for Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups.

This completely gluten-free recipe can also be made vegan and dairy-free with the simplest of steps and substitutions. We’re obsessed with how light, healthy, and delicious it is!

Fruit Salad on a lettuce cup

Are Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups healthy

Filled with delicious fruits and wrapped in lettuce, these fruit cups are the epitome of a healthy snack that’s also delicious! Strawberries, mangos, and apples each have their own respective health benefits, as do cucumbers, and the fact that they’re wrapped in lettuce means there’s no extra carbs or fat on them!

In addition, the garnish is healthy, too! Walnuts are filled with heart-healthy nutrients and antioxidants, and goat cheese is filled with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats — so all together, this is a very healthy (but so delicious) snack!

plate of mixed fruit

How to make Fruit Salad Cups vegan

Making this recipe vegan is actually super simple. You just need to skip the goat cheese garnish, and the honey drizzled into the mixture. If you’d still like the sweetness that the honey brings, you can substitute it for raw sugar or whatever vegan-friendly sweetener you prefer!

Why we love Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups

Obviously we think these are delicious, and that’s why we wanted to share the recipe with you! We are obsessed with how light this recipe is. I mean, how could it be anything but, when it’s made with lettuce and fruits!

But we also think it tastes really delicious. The fruits really complement each other and the cucumber adds a fun crunch to the texture.  To make your life easier, try this Full Star vegetable/fruit chopper, we use it to get all the fruit the same size!

fruit salad closeup

How to make Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups

  1. Dice strawberries.
  2. Peel and dice cucumbers and apples.
  3. Slice mango in thirds, then cut each slice on a crosshatch.
  4. In a large mixing bowl squeeze in orange and lemon. 
  5. Drizzle in the honey and whisk until combined.
  6. Add diced fruits and cucumbers, mixing thoroughly.
  7. Fill the lettuce cups with the fruit salad. 
  8. Garnish with goat cheese and walnuts/pecans, and enjoy!
fruit salad in lettuce cups on a platter
Fruit Salad on a lettuce cup

Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups

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This fruit salad is light and refreshing, it’s served over lettuce cups and topped with goat cheese, and pecans! Perfect spring salad!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, dinner, lunch
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz strawberries
  • 1 medium mango
  • 1 medium English cucumber
  • 1 large green apple or your favorite apple.
  • juice of 1/2 an orange
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • lettuce cups (goat cheese, and toasted walnuts or pecans for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Dice strawberries.
  • Peel and dice cucumbers and apples.
  • Slice mango in thirds, then cut each slice on a crosshatch.
  • In a large mixing bowl squeeze in orange and lemon. 
  • Drizzle in the honey and whisk until combined.
  • Add diced fruits and cucumbers, mixing thoroughly.
  • Fill the lettuce cups with the fruit salad. 
  • Garnish with goat cheese and walnuts/pecans, and enjoy!

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Keyword cucumber salad, easy fruit salad, healthy fruit salad, light spring salad, strawberry and cucumber salad
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