Lettuce and tofu wraps are hearty filling and low carb, low gi, vegan and healthy meal that takes 20 minutes to make. If you are trying to eat healthily and looking for more vegetarian options these spicy tofu wraps should be totally in your recipe repertoire.
if someone had told me to eat tofu a few years ago I would always have suspected their judgment of food and never have allowed them to order my food (even though I am a vegetarian) Come on! There are so many vegetarian options out there, why do you have to eat Tofu :).
But it changed accidentally when my husband bought me few packs of tofu when it was his turn to grocery shop. I am totally against food wastage so I had to look up ways to make tofu interesting. The first recipe that I chanced upon in my quest to cook something with tofu was These Pioneer Woman lettuce and Tofu wraps.
I made the Pioneer woman’s lettuce and tofu recipe and found them really good. For the next recipe I tried Tofu in an Indian curry which was not encouraging at all but in Thai curry we simply adored it. It was any bodies guess that texture of tofu is such that it is bland in itself but acts like a sponge and absorbs the flavor beautifully. In my opinion, asian/oriental flavors work better than Indian flavors may be few exceptions here and there.
Savory and crisp these are refreshing and filling meal in which tofu is fried with flavourful Asian sauces and wrapped in fresh and crisp lettuce. I had always made them without peanuts somehow, but last time I made I added crushed spicy fried peanuts and it was so good that I am never going to make it without crushed spicy peanuts.
If fresh lettuce is not in season or not available you can use simple cabbage leaves or purple cabbage to make these spicy Lettuce Tofu wraps and they still taste excellent.