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Three Cashew Tofu Lettuce Wraps in a white bowl.
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5 from 13 votes

Cashew Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Cashew Tofu Lettuce Wraps are high-protein & budget-friendly. Ready in 15-minutes. A healthy weeknight family dinner. Oil-free option. No chopping required.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces extra-firm tofu pressed, cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch divided
  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce vegan
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon neutral flavored cooking oil or vegetable broth
  • 6 green onions chopped
  • ¾- inch ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 cup cashews or to taste
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce leaves or romaine, separated
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare tofu: Transfer the tofu to a large bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon cornstarch until evenly coated.
  • Make sauce: In a medium bowl, mix the tamari, hoisin sauce, sriracha, maple syrup, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and 2 tablespoons water. Stir well to combine.
  • Cook tofu: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the tofu for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring regularly.
  • Cook aromatics: Add the scallions and cook one minute more. Grate the garlic and ginger into the skillet and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Combine: Add the cashews and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the sauce plus 2 tablespoons water. Mix to combine. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until thickened enough to coat the tofu.
  • For serving: Divide between lettuce leaves as desired.

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Notes

For oil-free: Bake the coated tofu on a large baking sheet in a single layer at 425ºF for 15 minutes. Add to the skillet with the cashews.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1043IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 6mg