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Lettuce Boats

For a quick and easy light lunch, these lettuce boats are a great alternative to sandwiches. Simply load up with their favourite fillings and set sail!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 16 lettuce boats
Great for:  Toddler Recipes 12-18 Months 18 Months-2 Years Family Recipes Kids 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years

Chicken & beansprout

4 gem lettuce leaves
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
2 tsp plum sauce
½ tsp lemon juice
50 sliced cooked chicken
50g beansprouts (2 small handfuls)

Chicken & sweetcorn

3 tbsp canned sweetcorn, drained
1 spring onion, sliced
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
Squeeze of lemon juice
4 gem lettuce leaves


4 gem lettuce leaves
100g small cooked prawns
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
A pinch of paprika

Tuna mix

4 gem lettuce leaves
2 tbsp crème fraiche or mayonnaise (for dairy free version)
1 tbsp ketchup
½ tsp lemon juice
1 x 185g canned tuna, drained
2 spring onions, sliced
¼ (2 tbsp) red pepper, diced
2 tbsp drained sweetcorn

Chicken & beansprout

  1. Mix the mayonnaise, plum sauce and lemon juice together in a large bowl.
  2. Shred the chicken with your fingers and add to the bowl with the beansprouts.
  3. Mix everything together and season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Taste and add little more salt and pepper or lemon juice as you like.
  5. Spoon the filling into lettuce leaves.

Chicken & sweetcorn

  1. Tear the chicken into shreds with your fingers.
  2. Put in a medium bowl and mix in the sweetcorn, spring onion and mayonnaise plus a little salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add a squeeze of lemon juice (¼ tsp quarter) and taste.
  4. Add a bit more lemon juice if you like the mixture to be more lemony.
  5. Spoon the filling into lettuce leaves.


  1. Mix the prawns with the mayonnaise and ketchup.
  2. Spoon the filling into the lettuce leaves and roll up.

Tuna Mix

  1. Mix the crème fraiche or mayonnaise with the ketchup and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Flake the tuna with a fork and add to the bowl with the spring onion, red pepper and sweetcorn.
  3. Add salt and pepper and mix together.
  4. Taste and add more salt, pepper or lemon juice as you like.

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