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Vegan Asian Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

These Vegan Asian Lettuce Wraps with a gluten free lentil walnut filling and a creamy peanut sauce will blow your mind! They’re packed with umami flavor and make for a quick (30 minute), easy and delicious weeknight dinner. 


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Ingredients

Filling: 

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1 cup uncooked)
  • 1 cup cooked lentils (about 1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup low sodium tamari
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Purple Cabbage & Carrots: 

 

  • Half a head of purple cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 3 large carrots, julienned 
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar

Peanut Sauce: 

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp low sodium tamari
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp chili oil/sauce
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar 
  • 1 tsp grated, fresh ginger 
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced 
  • 1/41/3 cup water

Assembly: 

  • 1 large head butter lettuce (or other alternative)
  • Cilantro and scallions
  • Red pepper flakes

Instructions

Purple Cabbage & Carrots:

  1. Prepare cabbage and carrots. Add to a large bowl with rice vinegar, salt and coconut sugar. Use hands to massage cabbage and evenly coat. Set aside. 

Filling: 

  1. Cook quinoa and lentils according to package directions. 
  2. When quinoa and lentils are cooked, add all ingredients to a large sauté pan. 
  3. Sauté over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust spices as desired.

Peanut Sauce: 

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. 

Assembly: 

  1. Wash lettuce cups and pat dry with a clean towel. 
  2. Add sliced carrots and cabbage, lentil quinoa walnut filling, peanut sauce and garnishes. Enjoy!

Notes

To make peanut free, swap peanut butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini.