Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps- crumbled tempeh is sautéed in savory peanut sauce and served in crisp lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing plant-based meal.

Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps- crumbled tempeh is sautéed in savory peanut sauce and served in crisp lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing plant-based meal! (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, low carb)

Now that we have a bangin’ peanut sauce recipe, let’s talk about how to put it to good use!

One of my all-time favorite ways to serve it in these refreshing lettuce wraps. The peanut sauce coats the crumbled tempeh and caramelizes as it cooks, resulting in savory tempeh bits that are beaming with flavor. Mixed with a few crisp vegetables for texture, it makes for a perfect summer meal.

Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps- crumbled tempeh is sautéed in savory peanut sauce and served in crisp lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing plant-based meal! (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, low carb)

How to Make Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Once you have your peanut sauce prepped and ready to go, these lettuce wraps come together in a flash!

  1. First we lightly sauté the crumbled tempeh in a bit of sesame oil the cover to let it steam for a few minutes. This opens the pores of the tempeh so that it will absorb every bit of that peanut flavored goodness.
  2. Next we pour in the peanut sauce and stir as we cook the tempeh. The sauce will begin to caramelize and form a golden crust. Mmm…
  3. Lastly, we serve the tempeh warm wrapped in lettuce leaves and topped with fresh vegetables for color and texture. Top with a bit more peanut sauce and they’re officially ready to stuff in your face.

Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps- crumbled tempeh is sautéed in savory peanut sauce and served in crisp lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing plant-based meal.

Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps- crumbled tempeh is sautéed in savory peanut sauce and served in crisp lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing plant-based meal! (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, low carb)

If you’ve tried tempeh in the past and didn’t like it, I urge you to give it another go with these wraps! The crumbled texture paired with the delicious peanut sauce is enough to make you forget you are eating tempeh. But you still get the health benefits, of course. :)

Looking for more delicious ways to eat tempeh? Check these out:

Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps- crumbled tempeh is sautéed in savory peanut sauce and served in crisp lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing plant-based meal! (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, low carb)

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Peanut Sauce Lettuce Wraps

Crumbled tempeh tossed in a savory peanut sauce and wrap in crisp lettuce leaves. Light, refreshing and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces tempeh, unflavored
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup peanut sauce
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 small purple cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 10 lettuce wraps

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, warm sesame oil over medium heat. Crumble tempeh into skillet. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes, until light golden brown on edges. Cover with a lid and allow to steam for 3 more minutes.
  • To the skillet, pour in the peanut sauce. Stir until tempeh is evenly coated while continuing to cook over medium heat. Serve tempeh warm in lettuce wraps with shredded veggies and onions. 

Notes

Amount of wraps the recipe makes will vary depending on the size of your lettuce leaves. The filling makes enough to serve about 4 people and the nutrition facts are for 1/4th of the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 908mg, Potassium: 724mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 220.4%, Vitamin C: 89.2%, Calcium: 14.7%, Iron: 17.2%
Course: dinner
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