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Meatless Monday: Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Thai Peanut Sauce

Mar 07, 2016
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Scarlet Paolicchi

Meatless Mondays are a great way to change up your meal plan and incorporate fresh new dishes that naturally have a lower carbon footprint. You will love these tasty and easy tofu lettuce wraps with Thai peanut sauce. The sauce is so delicious that you will have no problems having your kids eat more vegetables!

Lettuce wraps with side of Thai peanut sauce

Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Thai Peanut Sauce

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 head of organic lettuce (such as bibb or romaine), keep leaves whole but slice off the bottom joining section to separate
2 large or 4 smaller organic carrots, shredded or julienned
1 cup of fresh organic bean sprouts
1 organic red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 package of organic firm tofu
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Lettuce wraps with side of Thai peanut sauce 

Sauce Ingredients

1 cup organic coconut milk (shake well before opening)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, sliced
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/2 teaspoon sesame chili oil or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Remove tofu from the package and slice into long, flat slices. Place tofu slices on a rack and press with a clean dish towel, allowing liquid to drain from the tofu. Meanwhile, wash and prepare veggies.

Place the sauce ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

Lightly coat a grill pan or skillet with the sesame oil and bring to medium to medium high heat. Lay tofu slices in the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and cut into smaller strips.

To serve, either place all the ingredients out on serving plates for self-assembly or prepare the lettuce rolls for everyone. To construct, lay out a lettuce leaf with the curl up and fill with tofu, bean sprouts, carrots, and red pepper. Tuck the sides and roll up. Serve the lettuce wraps with the Thai peanut dipping sauce in a small side bowl.

This tasty meatless Monday recipe is so easy to make and the dipping sauce is sure to make it a crowd pleaser for all. Have you tried lettuce wraps before?

Photo courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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