Last updated on November 16th, 2020 at 11:48 am
These tofu lettuce wraps are so delicious. Light and tasty, they’re perfect for a snack or whenever you’re not in for a full meal at lunch or dinner. They’re healthy, vegan, gluten-free and low carb.
Vegan Tofu Lettuce Wraps
Never knew this day will come. The day I share a recipe with tofu on my blog. Who am I? Nobody knows. Okay, here’s the truth: I am Batman.
For the longest time, I thought I’m allergic to soy. I disliked tofu very much, so it was pretty convenient to have that excuse.
Turns out, I’m not allergic to soy. I guess the soy latte that was gonna choke me in back in 2017 had other reasons to do so. Maybe I stole money from it. Maybe I slept with his brother…Who knows those soy lattes they’re so moody and unpredictable. Maybe it was another ingredient…Should be because I had the very same reaction to a coconut latte I bought in 2018, when I was trying to be cool and pretend like I like trying new things and to not just do what I’ve been doing for 10 years. And now you’re like: “What is this? The loser’s diaries?”. Next year I’ll share my wisdom from 2019, I know you’re excited.
It must be this, or by now my taste buds, my nervous system and my immune system have gotten too lazy to cause a reaction. “Aaaaahhh, why even bother, she’s gonna keep drinking it anyway. It was 4 bucks.”
So tofu. This year, I started eating tofu from time to time. My sister got me into it, actually, when she made these spicy tofu wraps. They were so incredibly good that I started buying tofu and I feel like I kinda figured out how to make it taste like something. And that something to not be punishment.
The Secret To Make Tofu Taste Like Something
that is not misery is to add as many herbs, spices and garlic to it as you can while cooking it in a pan with some fat. You cook the tofu first and then add the other things. That’s what works for me.
How To Make Vegan Tofu Lettuce Wraps
To make these tofu wraps, you’ll have to cook the tofu before adding the rest of the vegetables. I used soft tofu last time, but I’d usually use firm tofu or even extra firm, because I like the texture better.
You chop or break down the tofu (any way you decide to) before adding it to your pan. Add some olive oil and saute for a little bit. Then add an onion and saute for 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent. Now it’s time for the tamari sauce, garlic and crushed red pepper or any spices of your choice.
Cook that for a bit and then add your veggies. Cook for a bit more and then serve on lettuce leaves with some avocado and sesame seeds. You can also add any kind of sauce you like.
Be warned: these vegan lettuce wraps will not fill you up if you’re super hungry. I was and then after 1 hour, I was hungry again. So combine them with something more filling, like a soup for example.
I hope you enjoy these if you do try them, share the recipe with friends and let me know if you have any questions!
- 1 cup / 200g tofu
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 scallion, sliced
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 cup cabbage, sliced
- 1/4 cup broccoli, chopped
- 1 small carrot, chopped
- 2 Tbsp tamari sauce
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
- Crumble tofu and cook it in a non-stick pan at medium-high with olive oil for 2 minutes until the moisture is reduced. Stir in the onion and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Next, stir in one Tbsp tamari sauce and crushed red pepper, so that the tofu is well-covered. Add the minced garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
- Stir in the carrot, cabbage and broccoli, cooking for a few more minutes. Lastly, simply stir in the scallion. Add sesame oil and take off heat.
- Put a tbsp of the mixture in a lettuce leaf, making small lettuce wraps. Add sesame seeds, avocado, greens and sauce of your choice (if desired).
Serving Size:3 lettuce wraps
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1039mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g