Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

by / ⠀NatureBox / January 2, 2013

Recipe by Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious

These simple tofu lettuce wraps are incredibly hearty, filling and chock-full of veggies! (If tofu’s not your thing, you can use beans or a lean protein such as chicken.)
Serves: 4
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons  sesame oil
  • 1-3 tsp sambal (chili paste)*
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) package firm tofu
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • Romaine lettuce, for serving
1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, sambal, ginger, sugar, rice vinegar and garlic; set aside.

2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and sear until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

3. Add mushrooms and bell pepper to skillet and cook, stirring frequently until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in soy sauce mixture and cook until sauce has reduced slightly, about 3 minutes.

4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the tofu mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

Note: Chili paste is very spicy, so feel free to omit if you don’t prefer the heat.

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Chung-Ah, the author behind Damn Delicious, loves to take simple ingredients and transform them into sophisticated and elegant meals.

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