by ADMIN on JULY 9, 2012
Who says lettuce wraps have to contain chicken?
Wait… maybe the better thing to say here is: Who says tofu can’t taste as great as chicken in these lettuce wraps?
Especially doused with a creamy, thick spiced peanut sauce?
A fun hands-on meal that everyone will love…
Tofu Veggie Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Author: Adapted from Cooking Light Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 12 mins Total time: 32 mins Serves: 4
Delicious, fun and light veggie dinner.
⅓ cup water
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
4 tsp hoisin sauce
⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 (14oz) package extra firm tofu, drained and crumbled
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
½ tsp Sriracha (hot chili sauce)
1 cup julienned cucumbers
1 cup julienned carrots
8 bib lettuce leaves
For the sauce: add all sauce ingredients (except the lime juice!) to a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk, bring to a boil, cook for 1 minute, then remove, stir in lime juice, and let cool.
For the filling: Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu, cook for 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add soy sauce, ginger, sugar, and Sriracha - cooking for another couple minutes.
Add carrots and cucumbers, cooking for one more minute and stirring to combine flavors. Remove from heat.
Spoon tofu filling into bib lettuce leaves, drizzle with peanut sauce and enjoy!