• Foodie Friday – Gen’s Tofu Lettuce Wraps

    Foodie Friday – Gen’s Tofu Lettuce Wraps

    For  those of you who know me, you most likely know that I am obsessed with peanut butter; so this recipe suits my taste perfectly.

    The fact that it’s easy and simple makes it that much better! 
    Also for those meat lovers, please feel free to replace your tofu by chicken or simply add chicken to the recipe.
     
    TOFU LETTUCE WRAPS

    Sauce:
    • 2 tablespoons raw peanut butter (try the Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Spread)
    • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
    • Pinch cayenne crushed pepper
    • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • Kosher salt to taste

    To prepare sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until smooth and creamy.

     

    Filling:

    • 1 package extra-firm tofu, drained and chopped into cubes
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 6 sliced green onions
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce)
    • 1 cup matchstick-cut cucumbers 
    • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots 
    • 8 Iceberg lettuce leaves

     

     To prepare filling:

    1. – Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
    2. – Add sesame oil
    3. – Add green onions (reserve some for topping) 
    4. – Add tofu
    5. – Add 3 tablespoons 0f cilantro (reserve some for topping), soy sauce, ginger, and Sriracha. 
    6. – Remove from heat; stir in cucumbers, carrots, and remaining green onions.
    7. – Spoon tofu mixture into each lettuce leaf. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with sauce.

     

    And voilà, all that is left is to ENJOY!!!

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