Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

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  • Total Time: 0 hrs 40 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 0 hrs 15 mins
  • Makes: 10 servings

Versatile, hearty and malleable, the lettuce wrap is literally the greatest thing since sliced bread. And there's a wealth of lettuce varieties to choose from as your wrap material iceberg, bibb, Swiss chard, collard greens, cabbage and endive, to name just a few. We suggest using a buttery bibb lettuce with this recipe.


  • 4 to 6 teaspoons

    Thai Seasoning Org
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, diced

  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari

  • 1/2 medium onion, diced

  • 1 can water chestnuts (8 ounces)

  • 1 parsnip, peeled and diced

  • 4 sweet peppers, diced

  • 2 cups bean sprouts

  • 1 cucumber, peeled into thin strips

  • 1 large carrot, shredded

  • 10 large bibb lettuce leaves, separated and patted dry

  • 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil

  • 3 teaspoons natural peanut butter, at room temperature

  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed

  • 1/2 to 1 fresh chile, minced (seeds removed for milder heat)

  • 2 teaspoons cider or rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari

  • 1/4 cup fresh or prepared salsa

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro


    Directions for the filling

    1. In a medium saute pan or small wok, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil on medium-high heat.

    2. Add onions, peppers, parsnips and water chestnuts. Stir-fry until vegetables soften, about 8 to 10 minutes.

    3. Remove veggies from pan or wok and place in a medium-sized glass or metal bowl.

    4. Using the same pan, heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil and soy sauce on medium high, adding 2 to 3 tablespoons Thai seasoning and then diced tofu.

    5. Fry tofu on one side for 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn tofu over, add remaining seasoning and fry for another 4 to 6 minutes.

    6. Add tofu to the veggie mixture.

    7. Stuff lettuce leaves with tofu/veggie mixture and garnish with sprouts, cucumber, carrot and basil.

    Directions for the sauce

    1. Combine all ingredients other than the cilantro in a food processor and process until smooth.

    2. Pulse in cilantro.

    3. Add water to thin, if desired.

    4. Drizzle sauce over lettuce wraps or serve as a dipping sauce.

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