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Chargrilled Baby Cos With SUGAR FREE Peanut Sauce

Chargrilled Baby Cos With SUGAR FREE Peanut Sauce

THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING! When I was dreaming up this recipe, I did a lot of research around what would work with a cooked baby cos. Baby cos lettuce is sweeter, super crunchy and delicious and most people are used to having it as the base of a salad, particularly a classic caesar. Having worked on a Live stream with Masterchef Ray McVinnie and seeing him chargrill a cos, I wondered if it would work with my favourite low carb and diabetes friendly dipping sauce? Turns out it’s the perfect pairing! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Cos Lettuce

  • 2 sweet baby cos lettuce. I use The Fresh Grower Brand, found in most supermarkets in New Zealand
  • a little avocado oil or olive oil
  • salt and pepper to season

SUGAR FREE Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 inch of ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • ground pepper
  • optional: if you like a bit of heat, add a little chilli!

Pre heat a griddle pan, grill or your BBQ

Cut baby cos into quarters through the base, ensuring the leaves all stay together

Brush a little oil over both sides of the heart of the baby cos

Place oiled sides down on the griddle pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until slightly charred

To make the sauce: add all ingredients into a blender and mix till smooth. If a little thick, add a little more water

Once the lettuce is charred and slightly wilted, serve charred side up on a platter with a bowl of sauce for dipping


Nutritional: The sauce makes 4 servings and works out to be around 91 calories per serving and just 4 grams of carbs.