- 1 block (14 ounces) firm tofu, drained and pressed
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced carrot
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 8 large lettuce leaves (such as butter lettuce or romaine)
- Optional toppings: chopped peanuts, cilantro leaves
- In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Set aside.
- Cut the pressed tofu into small cubes.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the diced red bell pepper, carrot, and mushrooms to the skillet. Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
- Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the tofu cubes to the empty space. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the tofu is lightly browned.
- Pour the sauce mixture over the tofu and vegetables. Stir to coat everything evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
- Stir in the chopped green onions and remove the skillet from heat.
- Spoon the spicy tofu mixture into the lettuce leaves, dividing it equally among them.
- If desired, top each lettuce cup with chopped peanuts and cilantro leaves for added texture and freshness.
- Serve the Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups as a delicious and satisfying appetizer or light meal.
Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):
- Calories: 220
- Protein: 13g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fat: 12g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 7g
Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.
These Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups offer a perfect balance of heat and freshness. The tofu provides a good source of plant-based protein, while the crunchy vegetables and lettuce add texture and nutrients. The flavorful sauce brings a delightful kick to the dish. Enjoy these lettuce cups as a healthy and light option for a quick meal or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next gathering. Feel free to customize the spice level and add your favorite toppings for a personal touch.