Greek Dill Lettuce Cups

 

 

These Greek Dill Lettuce Cups are one of our new favorite lower calorie meals. Actually, it doesn’t even matter that it’s healthier it’s just one of our new favorites. It’s light, but filling with all of that meat and the extra protein in the yogurt. I am always a fan of extra protein.

 

I know that some of you may be concerned about the Greek Yogurt, but let me tell you
this dill sauce is very light and mild. I’ve added a few things to cut down on the tanginess. It really doesn’t bother me, but my husband doesn’t love the taste of Plain Greek Yogurt. I mostly love the nutritional value of Greek yogurt.

 

For the meat, feel free to use any less fatty meat like, Turkey, Pork, Beefalo, or Bison. In ours we used ground pork because I had some that needed to be used, but I will be using Turkey later this week. You could also add more veggies, but I only felt like cucumber and tomatoes.

 

 

Is Dill Good For You?

Dill is actually a very nutritious herb.

Dill is a great source of protein, carbohydrates, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium.  

Dill is also a pretty good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

 

Are Cucumbers Healthy?

Cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.

Cucumbers are high in many valuable nutrients including Protein, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.

 

Is Greek Yogurt Better Than Regular?

Greek yogurt is thicker, creamier and tangier than regular yogurt.

Plain Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt.

 

 

Greek Dill Lettuce Cups

Greek Dill Lettuce Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Pound Ground Meat-Turkey, pork, or beefalo would be good
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped

Dill Sauce

  • 1/3 Cup Plain, 0% Greek Yogurt (we used Chobani)
  • 1 Tablespoon Pine nuts
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dill
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small pan over medium heat add the pinenuts and toast until golden. You must keep a close watch over the nuts so they do not burn. You want to toast them to bring out the nutty flavor.
  2. Add the garlic at the very end and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Once cooled, add the mixture to a bowl with all other ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the meat in a pan over medium-high heat until cooked through. About 5-7 minutes.
  6. Assemble by placing a little meat and the vegetables into a leaf of lettuce and drizzle the sauce over the top.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 recipe, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 683 Calories
  • Total Fat: 35.3g
  • Cholesterol: 147.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35.8g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Sugar: 28.1g
  • Protein: 58.8g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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3 comments on “Greek Dill Lettuce Cups”

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  2. Just made this. Oh my goodness, it was divine! Chris said, “How come we haven't had this before?” and “We should make a ton of this sauce and just keep it in the fridge.” We loved it! Great recipe!!

  3. A great sounding recipe, right up my alley!