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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.


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