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A hand squeezing a lime wedge over a vegetable lettuce wrap on a white plate with bowls of ingredients next to it.

Easy Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Quick and easy vegan lettuce wraps with an Asian twist. Full of flavor and delicious!
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Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Vegan
Keyword: lettuce wraps, vegan, vegetarian lettuce wraps
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil see note.
  • 1 large red onion - slivered
  • 2 tablespoon fresh ginger – peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup basil leaves – minced
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts – chopped
  • 1 lime – peeled and thinly sliced into wedges
  • ½ lime for juicing
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon Chinese Five Spice – In the spice section of the supermarket
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 15 ounce extra firm tofu – pressed and chopped into small pieces
  • 6 large lettuce leaves – washed and patted dry see note
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Thinly sliced and peeled lime wedges optional

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the lettuce leaves. Set aside.
  • Prepare the onion, ginger, basil, peanuts, lime, and tofu.
  • Heat the 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a sauté pan on high heat. When the oil is hot add the slivered onions and cook until they start to look translucent. Add the 2 tbsp ginger, 1/2 cup peanuts,4 tbsp soy sauce, and 15 oz chopped tofu. Stir well. Add the 1 1/4 tbsp Chinese five spice and salt to taste. Stir until combined. The tofu should look slightly brown. Add the 1/4 cup basil, 2 tsp sesame oil, and squeeze the juice from the ½ lime over the tofu mixture.. Stir constantly until the tofu is done, approximately five more minutes.
  • Let the tofu cool for a few minutes. Spoon into leaves, add the lime wedges, drizzle some soy sauce over the top,

Notes

  • NUTRITION DISCLAIMER
  • Do not cook with the sesame oil, it burns easily and can taste quite bitter. 
  • We prefer Bibb, Iceberg, or Romaine lettuce for wraps. 
  • If you like really spicy food, you can add a tsp of hot pepper flakes to the mixture. If you don’t like the lime wedges, squeeze a little extra juice on the wrap, or omit it all together. This is your wrap, do what you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5460IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 4.7mg