The first time I tried lettuce wraps was at one of my favorite restaurants, P.F Chang’s. Their vegetarian lettuce wraps are delicious with the softness of tofu and the crunchiness of water chestnuts. It’s the perfect balance. However, for my lettuce wraps, I decided to use some of the fresh summer vegetables and fruits in the market.
I decided to top my tofu lettuce wraps with a mango salsa but added in some Serrano peppers to bring some heat. It created a delightful combination of sweet and savory.
These tofu lettuce wraps with mango salsa create a vibrantly colored light summer meal. Give them a try and share your experience!
Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa
Serving size: 4
1 block organic tofu
1 small lettuce head
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 ripe mango
2-3 Serrano peppers
1 red bell pepper
Salt to taste
1. Press the tofu between two sheets of paper towel to drain the moisture. Place a heavy bottom pan on top and set aside. While you wait,start creating the mango salsa. Dice the mango, Serrano and bell pepper. In a bowl mix the three ingredients and with lime juice and salt.
2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add in the tofu. Cook for 5 mins or until brown on both sides. Add the soy sauce and cook for 2 mins or until dry. Remove from heat and keep aside. Thinly slice the carrots.
3. To assemble: Place a lettuce leaf on a plate. Top with tofu and mango salsa and carrots. Enjoy!