Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Are you looking for a fresh, full-of-flavor, twist to a classic salad that will make mealtime vibrant? These Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups will give your taste buds a kick and brighten up your plate at the same time with all the Mediterranean flavors we love in a single cup.

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

Growing up in Spain, the fresh flavors of good olive oil, olives, and cheese were abundant in our meals. Perhaps, it’s why I love to add many of those flavors to my meals, especially lunchtime.

As a mom, when people ask me about lunch ideas I immediately think “school lunch”; but in reality, we all have to eat lunch too! These lettuce cups are much like the other lettuce cups you will find on this website, fresh, flavorful, and really easy to make.

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

Lettuce cups have become my new favorite way to eat just about anything. I love the crunch and how I get a little bit of every flavor with each bite. Check out how easy these are to make in this quick video.

Wasn’t that easy? It’s just making a big Greek salad and dividing it up in lettuce cups. Sure it’s an extra step but eating it out of a cup is like eating a taco, it’s a lot more fun.

I recently received an email asking me why I love lettuce cups so much, and I replied that I simply can’t resist the idea of eating what otherwise would be a fork-only meal with my hands -sorry mom!

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

The real reason is that it’s ultimately fresh food, and I simply love to devour it. But what makes this a terrific family-friendly meal is that you can set up all the ingredients out on the table family-style and let everyone build their own “cup” for themselves.

I know that kids sometimes don’t like to mix their foods so allowing them to build-their-own is a simple step to teaching them to love a variety of foods.

Do you like lettuce cups? Hand-held foods?

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.

Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole chicken, shredded
  • 8 ounces kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, ends cut and diced small
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, about 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill (or Italian seasoning)
  • 2 heads Boston Bibb Lettuce, washed and leaves removed
  • 1 batch creamy hummus dressing

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, and dried dill.
  2. Scoop 1/2 cup of chicken salad inside each lettuce cup. Drizzle with creamy hummus dressing.
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Creamy Hummus Dressing

Greek Lettuce Cups: Simple and Delicious. This meal comes together in one bowl and it perfect for the office lunchbox.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk hummus together with lemon juice and water; season with salt and pepper. Add an additional tablespoon of water if the dressing is too thick for your liking.
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18 thoughts on “Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups”

  1. Anne says:

    I love all your Mediterranean inspired meals!

  2. Holly T. says:

    Greek salad is one of my absolute favorites! I make mine like this, but I use a Greek dressing instead, and put in artichokes too. Great way to use up chicken!

  3. Rachel says:

    Looks like a great recipe! Thanks for posting!

  4. Katie says:

    This looks AWESOME!! I love all those flavors and textures in there. I have to make this THIS WEEKEND! Yum!

  5. Carlie says:

    LOVE this recipe! Would you believe I never had lettuce wraps until last summer when I started following your blog! I’ll be making these for sure!

  6. Megan Rodgers says:

    A perfect summer recipe – love this salad in a lettuce wrap!

  7. Jessica says:

    Great salad and easy to make. Will definitely make again. Really enjoyed the hummus dressing!

  8. Eliza says:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Kathrine says:

    Awesome! Always looking for ways to use leftover chicken.

  10. Danielle says:

    Also a big fan of crunchiness! Love the lettuce cups.

  11. Cathrine says:

    Looks so delicious! Need to make this.

  12. Lisa says:

    Delicious. Making this for my family this weekend.

  13. Anna says:

    Perfect way to incorporate leftover chicken. Made this last night and can only recommend!

  14. Jenn says:

    This dressing is absolutely amazing! Love it.

  15. Danielle says:

    I love Mediterranean salads!

  16. Candice says:

    I LOVE chicken salad and this looks incredible. You’re gonna make me run to the store on my day off!

  17. Lauren says:

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try it.

  18. Jyl says:

    Wow, I’ve been thinking I need to spice up my chicken salad. This looks really great. Thanks!

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