Best Ever Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps (V+GF)

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Best Ever Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps: Heart-healthy, delicious recipe with a crunch in every bite. Made using a mix of lentils, veggies, tofu in Thai sauce. Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps on an oval plateHappy Monday Everyone and these Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps is just the recipe that you need to drive those Monday blues away ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not only a gorgeous mix of colorful veggies, taste but also filled with nutrients and did I mention ‘How EASY it is to make them’!!!

Trust Me, they’ll be your new favorite goto recipe.Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps filling on a white bowl

As you all know, I’m always looking for healthier ingredients for our everyday recipes and when I came across Village Harvest Organic Benefit Blends, I was absolutely excited to try them all.

They are gluten-free, unique mixes of rice and grains that offer a distinctive combination of healthful goodness:

Organic Antioxidant Blend

Organic Ancient Grain Blend

Organic Protein Blend

anciant-grain-village-harvest

And, I was particularly excited to first try the organic antioxidant blend for my Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps , which is a mix of black (rice, lentils, and quinoa).

Now, black grains are filled with anthocyanin antioxidants which are also found in blueberries/blackberries and are especially good for our heart, liver, and vision.

It’s very easy to cook the blend (exactly as you’ll cook brown rice or lentils), just follow the package instructions. Here’s a picture of how the blend looks before and after cooking:

What are the Ingredients for the Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Antioxidant Blend

Tofu

Summer veggies (cucumber, cabbage, carrots, etc)

Thai curry paste (homemade or store-bought)

Cashew Nuts.

So, while our blend is cooking, I also went ahead and sauteed some thinly sliced tofu (use firm or extra firm).

Basically, these are the only two ingredients that need to be cooked, the rest of the ingredients just needs to be chopped and mixed – that’s it.

Then just spoon some of that delicious Thai Tofu-Antioxidant blends over each lettuce wraps and serve immediately.

black-quinoa-mixNow, if you’re making lettuce wraps at home for the first time or even if you’ve made them before and always wonder ‘WHY – do the lettuce wilts away so quickly’?

Pro Tips for Fresh/Crunchy Lettuce Leaves EVERYTIME:

Clean the Lettuce under cold running water.

Take a large bowl and fill it halfway with ice.

Place the entire Lettuce Bunch or Leaves over the ice.

Now, pour clean-cold water till the brim of the bowl.

Place this bowl in the fridge till you are ready to serve the lettuce leaves. (Cannot be kept for more than 12 hrs).

Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps recipe

So, go ahead and give these Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps a try asap and also buy all these blends by Village Harvest in your local grocery store

Or fill out this ‘Product Request Form‘ to have your grocers supply them.

Also, one of the other things I liked about this brand is that they not only mean caring for our planet but also the workers that help to bring whole, healthy grains to your door.

* Village Harvest has pledged 1% of their profits to run programs that give back to the farmers and local communities from which they source their products.

* Village Harvest has pledged to donate 1% of their employeesโ€™ time to charitable causes and sustainability efforts.

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Best Tofu Lettuce Wraps recipe

 

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Yield: 10-12 Lettuce Wraps

Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps: Heart-healthy and delicious recipe that's absolutely flavorful and crunchy in every bite. Made using a mix of lentils, veggies, tofu in Thai sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Lettuce Bunch - containing atleast 10-12 leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Village Harvest Organic Antioxidant Blend
  • 2 Cups Water - to cook the grains
  • 1 Firm Tofu - thinly sliced (about 1/2 inch)
  • 1 Small Cucumber - thinly chopped
  • 1 Small Carrot - thinly grated
  • 1/8 Cup Thinly Chopped Scallions
  • 4 Tbsp Thinly Chopped Roasted Cashew - optional
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seed Oil - for sauteeing tofu

Thai Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 2 Tsp Soy Sauce - i'm using glutenfree variety, but you may use any.
  • 2 Tbsp Sambal or Chili Sauce - use as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Agave - or any sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seed
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Pepper - as per taste

Instructions

Cook the Grains:

  1. Cook the Village Harvest Antioxidant blends in 2 cups of water as per package instructions*
  2. Once cooked, drain the water completely and keep the grains outside to cool completely.

Make the Thai Sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the Thai sauce ingredients and mix everything evenly.
  2. Keep aside.

Cook Tofu:

  1. Heat sesame oil in a medium non-stick pan.
  2. Place the tofu slices (as many the pan can accommodate)
  3. Saute till both sides are evenly golden brown and cooked (takes about 3 minutes to cook 6 slices).
  4. Remove from pan and cook the remaining sliced tofu.
  5. Cool the cooked tofu completely and then thinly chop them (bite size pieces).

Prepare the Thai Tofu Mix:

  1. In a large bowl, add cooked chopped tofu, cooked antioxidant blend, all the vegetables (except lettuce), cashews, Thai sauce mix, sesame seeds and using your hand/fork, mix everything.
  2. Leave this mix for 5 minutes, for tofu and veggies to absorb all the flavors.

  3. Now, place the lettuce leaves on a serving platter.
  4. Place 2-3 spoonful of the Thai tofu mix over it.
  5. Sprinkle some sesame seed and follow this step till all lettuce leaves are used.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

Cook the Village Harvest grains just like the way you cook brown rice or lentils.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 265mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 6g
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23 Replies to "Best Ever Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps (V+GF)"

  • Victoria K February 25, 2018 (12:21 am)

    I just made these. My vegan daughter says they are better than the excellent ones we had recently at True Foods restaurant. Major yum! I added some shredded cabbage to the mix to give it a little extra crunch and nutrition. Delicious! Thank you!

    • Molly Kumar February 25, 2018 (7:32 am)

      Hi Victoria, Thank you so much for your message and it really made my day!!! I’m so glad that you tried my recipe and everyone enjoyed at home including your daughter ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs, Molly

  • karyn August 7, 2017 (5:59 pm)

    What a delicious gluten free recipe.. thank you very much..I love the colours and wraps are so handy to make. This will go down a storm with my kids

  • Eileen Kelly August 3, 2017 (5:24 am)

    Such a fun meal and so full of vibrant color and amazing flavors. I must try Village Harvest, love that they are gluten-free. My daughter is living in South Carolina right now for an internship and I am always sending her healthy tasty and easy recipes. This is perfect for her and her roommates!Actually, perfect for my family too!

  • Daniela Anderson August 2, 2017 (6:35 pm)

    My husband loves tofu, he often asks for dishes that have it, but l get stuck sometimes, and just end up doing a stir fry. That’s a great idea, he would definitely love it.

  • Swathi August 1, 2017 (10:35 pm)

    I like this colorful spicy thai lettuce wraps. You bought the simple tofu and higher level I can everyday if you are making this warps for me.

  • Deepika August 1, 2017 (10:13 pm)

    This looks so delicious and healthy Molly. I love the Thai flavors here.

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way August 1, 2017 (5:28 pm)

    Don’t you just love using lettuce leaves for cups?! Not only does it add to the nutritional value but they add to the color and make a beautiful backdrop for your yummy grain salad. Excellent recipe.

  • Melissa August 1, 2017 (12:53 pm)

    I am going to have to try these ones, I love lettuce wraps but have never had them with tofu!! My hubby and I have been trying to eat less meat so this is perfect!

  • adriana August 1, 2017 (6:17 am)

    Those wraps look so colorful and fresh. Yoru food is alwasy so nice presented and with great combinations. Not a tofu lover but I would dare t taste this looks really good.

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2017 (2:04 pm)

      Thank you and I’m so glad you liked the recipe.

  • Terra Walker August 1, 2017 (3:48 am)

    I am not at all a fan of Tofu, and yet this recipe makes me want to give it another shot. Plus! Black rice, lentils AND quinoa. I absolutely love all of those ingredients. Wraps are the perfect dinner on a hot summer’s night.

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2017 (3:07 pm)

      Thanks Terra and I’m glad you like the recipe.

  • Pam August 1, 2017 (12:05 am)

    Those grain blends sound great, both in this wrap and for eating plain. I will have to tell my Celiac daughter about them.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh July 31, 2017 (11:40 pm)

    What a great flavor combo! Perfect for a healthy lunch and dinner!

  • Catherine July 31, 2017 (11:21 pm)

    Love the different blends of Village Harvest…these lettuce wraps look so beautiful and hearty!

  • Veena Azmanov July 31, 2017 (7:37 pm)

    These looks so good Molly. I love anything Thai… A lettuce wrap is my kind of dinner. I try to keep my dinner bread free so this would work a treat for me. Yum.

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy July 31, 2017 (2:24 pm)

    What a delicious thing these are – I’m so glad I got to know about Village Harvest today – I love supporting brands that support the community and the environment. Will keep an eye out for them!!

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