These flavorful Thai Lettuce Wraps are seriously drool-worthy. They’re all about that explosion of flavors and different textures, making them the perfect choice for a light and meal, appetizer or snack. The filling, packed with plant-based protein of your choice, and sautéed veggies, can be easily be personalized to suit your own taste buds. With a dash of ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a kick of Sriracha, this savory and aromatic filling is a delicious balance of sweetness, saltiness, and that irresistible umami flavor.
To enjoy lettuce wraps, separate some large lettuce leaves, such as Romaine or butterhead lettuce, and fill each with the flavorful mixture. The leaves serve as a nutritious and refreshing alternative to traditional tortillas or bread. The wraps can be eaten as is or dipped into a sauce like soy sauce, hoisin sauce, or our favorite Thai Peanut Sauce, for an added boost of flavor.
You can whip up these flavorful lettuce wraps using a variety of tasty plant-based proteins. Take a look at a few of our favorite options below:
- smashed chickpeas
- textured pea protein crumbles
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Thai Lettuce Wraps
Filling & Marinade
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 small onion
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger grated
- 2 cups your choice of plant-based protein: smashed cooked chickpeas or lentils, crumbled tofu or tempeh, or re-hydrated pea protein crumbles
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Gochujang, Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
Lettuce & Toppings:
- 8 large lettuce leaves such as butterhead or Romaine
- 1 cup carrots julienned
- 1 cup cucumber thinly sliced
- 3-4 green onions thinly sliced
- ¼ cup cilantro
- ¼ cup peanuts chopped
- Thai Peanut Sauce
For the filling:
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and saute the chopped onions until translucent.Add the minced garlic and ginger and saute for another minute.
- Add the plant-based protein to the pan, along with the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and hot sauce and cook for a couple of minutes until the liquid is reduced and the sauce is absorbed.Remove from heat.
To assemble the wraps:
- Spread out the lettuce leaves. Add a scoop of filling in each one. Top with the carrots, cucumber slices, green onions, and cilantro leaves. Drizzle with some of the Thai Peanut Sauce, sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.Roll up and enjoy!