Tofu Lettuce Wraps Recipe (2024)

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These tofu lettuce wraps are crazy delicious and make a great appetizer or lighter meal that will become one of your favorites.

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These are better than anything you can get in a restaurant! Plus, they happen to be vegan/ plant-based. If you’d rather have meat in your lettuce wraps, you might want to check out Thai chicken lettuce wraps here.

How to make tofu lettuce wraps

First, gather your ingredients.

Ingredients

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To make these tofu lettuce wraps, you will need the following:

  • sesame oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • ginger (fresh minced, or ginger paste)
  • 14 ounce block extra firm tofu
  • Tamari, low sodium or soy sauce OR coconut aminos
  • Thai sweet red chili sauce (we love Trader Joe’s)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • maple syrup or agave
  • cashews – raw or roasted/salted
  • green onion/ scallions
  • fresh cilantro
  • carrots, shredded
  • Sesame seeds
  • 1 head butter lettuce

Cooking the filling

To make tofu lettuce wraps, first make the filling. Heat up a pan to medium high heat and add the oil.

Once the oil is hot, add in the onions. Toss and let cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions start to brown and turn translucent. Then add in the garlic and ginger. Toss that all together and let it cook for 2 minutes.

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Cook the tofu. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into the pan, tossing it in the pan sauce while breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Season the tofu with a little salt and pepper and let it cook until it starts to turn golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.

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Make the Thai chili sauce. This sauce really ties everything together for theses tofu lettuce wraps. Add the soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, and honey to a small bowl and mix to combine.

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Add the sauce to the tofu mixture. Sprinkle the chopped cashews over the tofu in the pan and pour in the sauce. Toss that all together, reduce the heat to low and let that all cook for 2 more minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes, then stir in the carrots, chopped scallions and cilantro.

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Assembling tofu lettuce wraps


To assemble the tofu lettuce wraps, open one of the butter lettuce leaves and add a large spoonful of the filling mixture into the wrap and top it with some of the pan sauce and sesame seeds.

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Continue until you have made all of the tofu lettuce wraps. Serve and enjoy!

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Tofu Lettuce Wraps

These tofu lettuce wraps are crazy delicious and make a great appetizer or lighter meal that will become one of your favorites.

Course Appetizer

Cuisine Asian

Keyword tofu lettuce wraps, tofu lettuce wraps recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 130 kcal

Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup onion diced I used yellow. White onion works too.
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger fresh minced, or ginger paste
  • 14 ounce block extra firm tofu – with water pressed out
  • ¼ cup Tamari low sodium or soy sauce, coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoon Thai sweet red chili sauce we love Trader Joe’s
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave
  • cup cashews chopped – raw or roasted/salted
  • ¼ cup scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • ¼-½ cup carrots shredded
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • 1 head butter lettuce – leaves removed rinsed and dried – see notes

Instructions

  1. Heat up a pan to medium high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add in the onions. Toss and let cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions start to brown and turn translucent. Then add in the garlic and ginger. Toss that all together and let it cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Cook the tofu. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into the pan, tossing it in the pan sauce while breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Season the tofu with a little salt and pepper and let it cook until it starts to turn golden brown, about 4-5 minutes..

  3. Make the thai chili sauce. Meanwhile, add the soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, and honey to a small bowl and mix to combine.

  4. Add the sauce to the tofu. Sprinkle the chopped cashews over the tofu in the pan and pour in the sauce. Toss that all together, reduce the heat to low and let that all cook for 2 more minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes, then stir in the carrots, chopped scallions and cilantro.

  5. Assemble the lettuce wraps. To assemble the lettuce wraps, open one of the lettuce leaves and add a large spoonful of the tofu mixture into the wrap and top it with some of the pan sauce and sesame seeds. Continue until you have made all of the lettuce wraps.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Amount Per Serving

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 3g

Sodium 646mg28%

Potassium 288mg8%

Carbohydrates 10g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 1877IU38%

Vitamin C 3mg4%

Calcium 45mg5%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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