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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nature Inspired Recipe #2 : How to make Vegan Lettuce Wraps


Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Estimated Servings: 4

Filling:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup extra firm tofu crumbles
½ cup chopped water chestnuts
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons agave syrup
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sriracha
16 large lettuce leaves

Garnishes:

½ cup grated carrots
½ cup chopped green onions
½ cup chopped fresh mint
½ cup chopped peanuts

To make the filling, turn your stove on medium heat and pour oil into a large wok or pan. Next add in the onion, ginger, lemongrass, and garlic, and cook until the onions begin to soften and everything gets fragrant. Then pour in the tofu and water chestnuts stir-frying it until heated through. Stir in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sriracha and syrup and mix it until all the flavors are well distributed throughout the filling. Finally turn off the heat and set up your plate of lettuce leaves.


Arrange the lettuce leaves on a large platter and pour the filling into each lettuce leaf. Garnish the each lettuce leaf with all of the garnishes and serve immediately.

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