Zesty Daring and Orzo Lettuce Cups

The ultimate summer lunch, starter, or light bite. We’ve taken a classic summer orzo salad and given it a twist by adding some juicy shredded Daring Plant Chicken and mixed up the veg. Any leftovers make for a delicious office lunch the next day.


15 minCook

15 minPrep


  • 1/2 Pouch Daring Original Plant Chicken Pieces
  • 1 Romaine lettuce heart
  • 4oz Orzo pasta
  • ½ Fresh lemon
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp Creme fraiche
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • ½ Zucchini grated
  • ½ Red onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 Sprigs of mint - leaves removed and finely chopped
  • Small handful of fresh flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • Small handful of pistachios

Step 1

Cook the orzo pasta as directed on the packet. Once cooked, drain, and set aside.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Drizzle with a little cooking oil and sear the Daring Original Plant Chicken Pieces for 2-4 minutes per side. Once cooked, place the pieces on a chopping board and finely shred with two forks.

Step 3

Finely chop the red onion, parsley, mint and grate the zucchini.

Step 4

Prepare the dressing by mixing the juice of half a lemon, creme fraiche, minced fresh garlic, salt and pepper.

Step 5

Place the orzo pasta, finely chopped veg and shredded daring into a large mixing bowl and pour over the dressing.

Step 6

Wash and dry the romaine lettuce leaves and individually fill each one with roughly 1 heaped tbsp of the Daring orzo.

Step 7

Wrap up and enjoy!

Step 8

If there is any leftover mix it makes a great Tupperware lunch the next day. Store in the refrigerator overnight.

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