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Healthy Vegan Lettuce Wrap Recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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This Vegan Lettuce Wrap Recipe is crunchy and light yet completely satisfying. This healthy plant-based lettuce wrap meal keeps you coming back for more!

These lettuce wraps are perfect for healthy vegan meal prep because they are eaten cold. If you make a double batch, you can save your ingredients in the fridge and assemble a quick wrap whenever the mood strikes. 

Vegan Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

The filling can also be used in a whole grain wrap and grilled or can be used in rice paper to make vegan summer rolls. I know, so many options!  Although Vegan Lettuce Wrap Recipe makes a great plant-based appetizer, they are also the perfect light and satisfying main course. Plant diversity is at the forefront of this recipe, and it’s definitely fiber-fueled.

What do I serve with Vegan Lettuce Wraps Recipe?

Serve lettuce wraps with a side of vegan spring rolls, and spiced edamame to take this meal up a notch. Trust me, your guests will be asking for the recipe! 

How long do lettuce wraps last in the fridge?

Leftovers can store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Just keep the ingredients separate and assemble the wraps when you’re ready to eat. 

Vegan Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Crunchy and light yet completely satisfying. This healthy plant-based meal keeps you coming back for more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Thai, Vegan
Keyword: Spicy Vegan Thai Peanut Sauce, Vegan Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 head lettuce for wrapping (butter lettuce, romaine or iceberg all work great!)
  • 1 large grated carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber cut into small sticks
  • 1 mango cut into small strips
  • 1 cup red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 handful either mint, cilantro, or Thai basil (use just one or use all 3 together!)
  • 100 grams dried vermicelli rice noodles (1 little nest of noodles)
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Crispy Tofu

  • 1 brick extra firm tofu (pressed)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce.
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce for coating tofu (optional)

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2-6 tbsp sriracha (adjust to your own spice preference, I like a lot!)
  • 3 tbsp water, to thin the sauce

Instructions

  • Cover the vermicelli noodles in boiling water and leave for 3-5 minutes. (check the package instructions, this can vary). Then drain them and rinse with cold water.
  • Cut the pressed tofu into strips and place in a shallow bowl. Cover them in the soy sauce and flip tofu so it's equally distributed. In a separate bowl, add the cornstarch and nutritional yeast and mix well. Now, coat each piece of tofu in the dry mixture.
  • The tofu can be cooked in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes flipping halfway, OR it can be fried in a pan with a little dash or olive oil for 3-5 minutes per side. Cook until the tofu is nice and crispy and golden brown on the outside. If you want, coat those tofu strips in a little hoisin sauce to enhance the flavour. This step is optional. ☺️
  • While the tofu is cooking, chop up your veggies.
  • Next, make the peanut sauce by mixing all ingredients together in a jar. Be sure to taste test it to see if you are happy with the level of spiciness. Remember you can always add but you can't take away! I know I can get a little heavy handed with the sriracha and my guests don't always want to sweat at the dinner table 😅😂. Same thing goes for the water, add a little at a time until you get the consistency just right.
  • Now you are ready to assemble the lettuce wraps! Just add in veggies, noodles and tofu, sprinkle a dash of sesame seeds and top with that delicious Thai peanut sauce. Serve and ENJOY!

Notes

These lettuce wraps are perfect for healthy vegan meal prep because they are eaten cold. If you make a double batch, you can save your ingredients in the fridge and assemble a quick wrap whenever the mood strikes. 
The filling can also be used in a whole grain wrap and grilled, or can be used in rice paper to make vegan summer rolls. I know, so many options! 
 Although they make a great plant-based appetizer, they are also the perfect light and satisfying main course. Plant diversity is at the forefront of this recipe, and it’s definitely fiber fueled.
Q: What do I serve with lettuce wraps?
A: Serve lettuce wraps with a side of vegan spring rolls, and spiced edamame to take this meal up a notch. Trust me, your guests will be asking for the recipe! 
Q: How long do lettuce wraps last in the fridge?
A: Leftovers store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Just keep the ingredients separate and assemble the wraps when you’re ready to eat. 
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