Jul 8, 2012

Tofu Lettuce Wraps ( Step - by - Step)

I am not sure if these Lettuce Wraps fall under Thai or Chinese cuisine. But once I have tried these Lettuce Wraps (Chicken) at Pei-wei (Asian) and they tasted wonderful. The stuffing is moderately spiced, crisp and flavorful. and when you wrap this in a cool and fresh lettuce leaves it makes it cooler and crisper in your mouth and you will definitely get a feeling that you want more...Since then I fallen in love with this dish and in search of recipes to make it at home, but with a requirement of vegetarian version. And to my disappointment I didn't find one, so  I got to make my own recipe and Hoola! I made this with Tofu today and it came out very well. Here is the step-by-step recipe to make it easier for you, Enjoy! :-)

Tofu Lettuce Wraps
Tofu - 1 package ( about 12 oz)
Cabbage - 1/4 of medium
red onion - 1 small
carrot - 1 medium
spring onions - 1 tbsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp

Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup
chopped ginger - 1 tbsp
chopped garlic - 1 tbsp
green chili - 1 medium
crushed red chili - 1 tsp

oil - 1 tbsp

Soy sauce - 1 Tbsp
red chili sauce - 1 tsp
honey - 1 tsp
vinegar or lime juice - 1 Tbsp
sesame oil - 1 tsp (optional)

For Layering:
Fresh Lettuce Leaves - 8 - 10 ( Iceburg)
peanuts - 1 tbsp
crushed red pepper - 1 tbsp
fresh mint leaves - 2 stems


Chop the Tofu and vegetable in length wise ( 1 inch in length)

 Heat the half oil in the non-stick pan and saute the red onion, cabbage, carrot .

Add tofu, along with salt and black pepper.Stir fry on high for 2 to  3min. Transfer this to a plate and set a side.

In the same pan, add remaining oil and add Red chili flakes

followed by ginger, garlic and green chili. 

Add chopped walnuts. and mix well. 

Mix it well and add the Tofu and vegetable mixture to the pan.

Whisk together all the ingredients under sauce section in a small bowl. and add this sauce to the pan. 

Taste and adjust the seasonings as required. Turn off the heat and transfer this to a plate and top with spring onions.

How to Serve:
Arrange the Tofu stuffing in a plate. Carefully remove the lettuce leaves from the head; wash them and arrange in a tray. Arrange, chopped peanuts, crushed red pepper, mint leaves in a plate.

Take a Lettuce Leave, put one spoonful of stuffing in the middle, add some nuts, red chili, mint leaves. Wrap it and eat immediately and Enjoy this for Light Dinner. 

This came almost close to the one that I tasted at Pei-Wei.and I am happy with results and this is a keeper now!


  • Walnuts are used in place of chicken to get some protein and some crunch.
  • You can use some water chestnuts also to add more crunch. I did not find in the stores, so i did not use in this recipe. If you use water chestnuts, you can reduce other vegetable and nut measures. 
  • I have used very less amount of salt only for vegetables, because my soy sauce is very salty. Based on yours adjust the salt measure.

take care and keep smiling


  1. Nutritious and protein packed droolworthy wraps..loving it.

  2. These tofu wraps look mouthwatering!

  3. well demonstrated.. delicious wraps.. like it..

  4. Excellent! Superb step by step presentation. Looks awesome......

  5. Yummy, loaded with nutrition

  6. this is so good ...loaded with veges..am surely going to try this out!!

  7. Love love wraps so healthy, I make lettuce baskets, but am def going to wrap them next!

  8. I admire your effort in posting detailed pics with recipes. I find it hard to take eeven one:) Keep up the great work!

    1. Yes, it is not easy...but it's worth it as it helps me to recollect the recipe by the time I post it. :-)

  9. Hey,what a tempting wrap you made Mythreyi..It's absolutely an amazing wrap with lots of nutrition..Cheers !

  10. such an amazing idea! & love the pics! :D

  11. too good and mouthwatering!!!

  12. I absolutely love lettuce wraps!!Your tofu sounds like a great alternative :)

  13. Delicious wrap n mouthwatering presentation.

  14. Now, the masala is just tempting.WOW WOW WOW!!!

  15. Wow this is yum. Can se this stufffing in chapatis or sandwiches also. Thanks dear.



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