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Best and easiest lettuce cups ever


This recipe for vegan Asian lettuce wraps is one of my favorite recipes for a light lunch or a very easy dinner. This lettuce wrap is made with tofu, shiitakes and other fresh and delicious ingredients.
5 de 3 votos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 10 lettuce wraps
Calories 133 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cups shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped or grated
  • 1 block tofu firm or extra firm
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek or sriracha
  • salt
  • 10 lettuce cups
  • 1/4 cup cashews roasted and chopped
  • 2 carrots julienne
  • 1/4 cup cilantro


  • Press the tofu between two paper towels to remove the liquid. Then dice or crumble.
  • In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy or tamari, sesame oil, and sambal olek or sriracha sauce. Set aside.
  • In a pan add the oil and begin to brown the mushrooms over medium heat, leave for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and leave for about 5 more minutes, be careful not to burn the garlic. Add the crumbled or diced tofu. Leave it for about 5-7 minutes or until you see it begins to stick the bottom of the pan. Add the sesame seeds, mix well.
  • Pour the sauce mixture to the pan and let it about 7 minutes until the flavors are well integrated and add a good pinch of salt. Take off the heat and allow it to cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the lettuce leaves, julienne the carrots and chop the cilantro to serve.
  • Serve one or two tablespoons of the tofu-shiitake mix on each lettuce cup. Top with nuts, carrots and chopped cilantro.


If the stems of the shiitake mushrooms are very thick, remove them and use only the caps.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 335mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3842IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lettuce wraps, tofu lettuce wraps, vegan lettuce wraps


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