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Tofu Lettuce Wraps

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Healthy Asian tofu wraps is a fantastic recipe for the weeknights. Spiced with a bit of turmeric, chilli and cumin, this vegan lettuce wraps are extremely flavourful and low in calories too.

Total Time

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 15 mins

Dish Type

Main

Alternate Names

Vegan Spiced Salad Wrap

Cuisines

Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese


Ingredients

Servings:  
1⁄2 tofu (firm)
1⁄2 tbsp oil
1⁄2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp shallot(s)
1 carrot(s)
2 white mushroom
1⁄4 tsp cumin powder
1⁄4 tsp chilli powder
1⁄4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
1⁄4 tsp salt
black pepper powder
1⁄4 tsp sugar
1 scallions

Nutrition per Serving

Calories

293 kcal

Carbs

15 g

Fat

21 g

Protein

16 g

Food Snaps


Background

Tofu lettuce wraps are deliciously easy to prepare. With a slight hint of spiciness by adding some chilli powder while delivering a beautiful shade of yellow with turmeric, this vegan wrap is a big hit when I made it as an appetizer. If you are planning to have a meal which is light and easy to the stomach, try this tofu wrap recipe. The addition of cumin definitely gave this dish a light earthy and nutty flavour besides contributing to the wonderful aroma.

Which tofu to use?

Use medium or firm tofu for this recipe. Silken tofu will be too soft for this recipe and it will not be able to absorb the flavours from the aromatics and spices.

What should I use as wrap?

You may use wheat-flour tortillas, lavash or pita with this tofu filling. I opted for the fresh and crunchy iceberg salad. Besides iceberg salad, other types of lettuces such as red leaf, romaine, boston or green leaf can also be used. This recipe is for one serving. To save time, you may prepare the vegetables in advance.

Tofu lettuce wraps with peanut sauce

These tofu lettuce wraps are best to be served with a sauce for that punch of flavour such as peanut sauce. Make the best peanut sauce you know with these healthy tofu lettuce wraps.


Steps to Prepare

Step 1 of 6

  • 1⁄2 tofu (firm)

Press tofu with a fork until it is crumbled into small chunks.

Step 2 of 6

  • 1⁄2 tbsp oil

Stir fry tofu chunks with vegetable oil at low heat until golden brown. Set aside.

Step 3 of 6

  • 1⁄2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp shallot(s)
  • 1 carrot(s)
  • 2 white mushroom

Add sesame oil to the pan and stir fry shallots until softened. Then, add (cubed) carrots and mushrooms until cooked.

Step 4 of 6

  • 1⁄4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)

Sauté vegetables and tofu with cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and sweet soy sauce at medium heat.

Step 5 of 6

  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • black pepper powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp sugar

Add salt, sugar and black pepper to taste.

Step 6 of 6

  • 1 scallions

If the dish is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water. Cook till gravy dries up. Garnish with scallions and serve with fresh lettuce.

Published: July 9, 2017


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