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Asian Lettuce Wraps

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan lettuce wraps come together in one skillet and make for a simple and delicious meal!


  • 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu (1215 ounces), lightly pressed
  • 2 teaspoons of canola or olive oil
  • 8 ounces of cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 8 ounce can of water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 green onions (2/3 cup), thinly sliced and divided
  • 8 large Bibb lettuce leaves (or other lettuce such as romaine) for serving
  • shredded carrots for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the hoisin, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Combine and set aside.
  2. If you haven’t done so, lightly press the tofu (see my guide on pressing tofu HERE). Dry it off with a towel or paper towels.
  3. Heat the canola/ olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, crumble the block of tofu into small pieces directly into the skillet. Using a spatula, continue to break up the tofu as it sautees and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add in the mushrooms and cook for 3 additional minutes. The liquid from the mushrooms should mostly cook off and the tofu will start to turn a lightly golden brown. Stir in the water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and half of the green onion. Cook for 1 additional minute.
  5. Pour the hoisin sauce mixture into the skillet and stir to combine so that everything is covered in the sauce. Cook for 1-2 additional minutes so that the sauce can heat through.
  6. Serve the tofu mixture into your lettuce leaves and topped with the shredded carrot.  ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american