Friday, April 6, 2012

Weeknight Meal: Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Eating. Not always fun, or even super tastey, but there are those times when WOW - you love what you are eating and know that it is good for you! You know the so good! This is one of those recipes folks! Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps.

Now if you are like me, you eat meat & the thought of 'fake' meat isn't very appetizing. Then the thought of tofu, umm no thanks. I am right there with you!!! However this super easy and quick recipe by Pioneer Women has changed my thought process. I used it as the inspiration for my version!


This recipe was about 20 minutes start to belly! Soooo quick- a perfect weeknight meal! To this recipe I added 1/3 white onion finely chopped, about 1/2 cup finely chopped water chestnuts (2/3 the small can I had), and 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped. I substituted olive oil with Toasted Sesame oil (found at my local Trader Joe's)- to enhance the Asian flavor. Then followed along!!! I decided to opt for Sriracha hot sauce - in lieu of chili powder so I could adjust the 'heat' to my liking while eating.


I swear I thought I was eating restaurant lettuce wraps (PF Changs are my favorite!)! Will you try this knowing its mainly tofu? I already know I'm making this next week again!!!

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for this recipe!
    I've found with "fake" meat, the KEY is moisture...because it gets really dry, so lots of olive oil, or sauce or condiments help.
    Happy Weekend!

    xoxo
    Natasha Fatah

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  2. A couple of weeks ago I made shrimp ones and they were amazing. Then on Saturday I made chicken ones and I hated them. So...going to try the veggie ones asap!

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  3. I love lettuce wraps so I need to give this a try :)

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  4. i LOVE lettuce wraps! never tried making them though

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  5. I ADORE lettuce wraps. I would totally give these a shot!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  6. YES. I will try this. I love a great new vegetarian meal. Thanks, T!

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  8. These looks good. I'm going to try them.

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  9. looks delicious! i have to try it!

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  10. These look so yummy! I'll definitely have to give this recipe a shot!
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  11. how did I miss this?! This definitely makes eating tofu more palatable! Hope you had a great weekend love. xo

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  12. These look so good, but tofu scares me. I don't know why but I just don't like it! :(

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  13. These look absolutely delicious! You are an amazing cook and inspire me to want to cook... sort of ;) I love all the recipes you post because they look so gourmet, but you make them sound super easy. I cannot wait to try these - YUM! xo

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  14. These look delish! Anything with sirancha ; ) XO

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  16. I actually made this a few weeks ago and like you, I added some water chestnuts and went for Sriracha. They were fantastic and oh so easy. Time for some more!

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