Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

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Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps – A Delicious Accident

This Thai tempeh lettuce wraps recipe was a totally delicious accident! I had a bunch of leftover chicken and tempeh that had to get used and an overabundance of lettuce, so I figured I would make some Asian peanut chicken and tempeh wraps. This recipe is inspired by Damn Delicious’ recipe which is similar to the PF Chang’s Chicken Wraps – chicken for the meat-eaters in the house and tempeh for those of us that are almost completely plant-based (me). When I decide to cave to the peanut gallery (AKA my children) over their desire for meat, their recipe is made first and theirs is the guinea pig. Luckily, the chicken version was good too but I prefer the Tempeh, both for health reasons as well as preference.

WFPB-ed it!

As usual though, when inspired by someone else’s recipe, I immediately conspire to change it and make it whole food plant-based. I decided to put a Thai spin on it with pineapple and sriracha and create my own hoisin sauce without all of the sugar it comes with if you buy it in the bottle. Voila! A light, spicy, and sweet 100% whole food plant-based (WFPB) clean recipe that is frankly as easy as it is impressive! This recipe is also full of a fermented plant-based protein source – great for both your gut and to build and repair body muscle and tissue.

Also, consider checking this article if you would like to find out more about the benefits of peanut butter!

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Asian is My Second Language

Do you love Asian inspired recipes? So do I… I wonder if I have some Asian heritage I am not aware of or lived in Thailand in a past life. If you love them too, check out my other asian-inspired recipes here. I love to dabble with Chinese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and many other international flavors. 😋

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Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

These sweet and spicy thai tempeh lettuce wraps are light and satisfying with an abundance of plant based protein and all whole food ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 wraps
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix minced garlic, soy sauce, peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and sriracha in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat sesame oil or a little vegetable broth in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Add diced onion and red pepper to the pan. Cook until the onions start to become translucent and peppers soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn the stove temperature down to a medium low. Add the diced tempeh, pineapple, and sauce mix to the pan. Stir and cook until everything is hot and sauce is fragrant, about another 3 minutes.
  • Serve in leaves of lettuce. Garnish with cilantro and more sriracha (if you want it hot).

Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps
Amount per Serving
Calories
107
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3.1
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.2
g
8
%
Sodium
 
514
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
226
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
8.7
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2.3
g
3
%
Protein
 
5.8
g
12
%
Calcium
 
31
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Asian, Gluten-free, Kid-friendly, Lettuce, Low Sugar, Plant based, Spicy, Stir-fry, Tempeh, Vegan, Vegetarian, WFPB, whole food, Wraps
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2 thoughts on “Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps”

  1. Brooke

    5 stars
    Simple, healthy, flavorful. Minimal ingredients and not a ton of chopping. But most of all…delicious! Thank you!

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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