light and delicious tofu lettuce wraps

The best light and delicious tofu lettuce wraps

If you follow my personal account on Instagram, I posted part of the recipe for these light and delicious tofu lettuce wraps in my stories. Okay, I may be ahead of myself by calling them the best! But they’re the best I’ve made so far, so I guess I can back up my statement!

They are just the thing for a great lunch or dinner. They also take no time to make as an added bonus! As usual this recipe it plant-based and gluten-free.

Recipe for my light and delicious tofu lettuce wraps

  • Total Time: 20 minutes, 10 minutes’ cook time, 10 minutes’ prep time, leave time to marinate if you are marinating it
  • Serves: 4


light and delicious tofu lettuce wraps, bibb lettuce
  • 16 Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 packages of extra-firm tofu
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped or diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 sprigs of large green onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of reduced sodium tamari sauce (soy sauce can be used if you’re not gluten-free)
  • 2 teaspoons of minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chili paste or sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil spray for the pan
  • Optional: 2-3 chili peppers, chopped


  1. Drain water from the tofu, dice or slice it and add it to a large bowl
  2. Add in the tamari sauce, chili paste or sauce, red wine vinegar, ginger, salt, pepper and chili peppers if using them and mix together well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for one hour up to 24 hours. Skip this step if you want to cook it right away.
  4. Rinse the lettuce leaves and pat them dry, being careful not tear them. Set them aside.
  5. Spray the coconut oil in a large skillet and cook over a medium-high heat.
  6. Cook and stir beef and cooking oil in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease; transfer beef to a bowl.
  7. Add the garlic, tomato and white or yellow onion until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Next, add in the tofu and mixture; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  9. Add in the green onions and sesame oil and cook until the onions just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  10. Arrange the lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large plate or platter and pile the mixture in the middle.

Approximate nutrition per 4 cups (based on brands used in this recipe)

  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 19.5 g
  • Carbs: 11.8 g
  • Protein: 29.8 g

Check out some more of my healthy recipes for some inspiration.


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