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Lettuce wraps

Easy Lettuce Wraps

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large or 4 small 1x


Everyone loves this lettuce wraps recipe! This fresh dinner idea or appetizer stars a savory vegan filling and colorful veggies.



For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

For the lettuce wraps

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 to 14-ounce block extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cashews
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce (aka Bibb lettuce), leaves separated, washed and dried
  • 2 carrots, julienned or shredded
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients. 
  2. Make the tofu crumbles: Drain the tofu container, then pat the tofu dry with a clean dish towel. Place the tofu in a large bowl and use your fingers to break it into roughly bite-sized crumbles.
  3. Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the tofu and cook on medium high for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking up large pieces into smaller crumbles with a spatula and stirring occasionally, until browned and lightly crispy and the liquid evaporates. (The exact timing depends on the tofu brand.)
  4. Add another drizzle of oil to the pan. Add the cashews, garlic, ginger and half of the green onions. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the sauce and sauté for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat. 
  5. To serve, place the tofu crumbles in the butter lettuce leaves. Top with the remaining green onions, shredded carrots, sliced radishes, and torn cilantro leaves. 
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan