Tofu & Cashew Lettuce Cups

Tofu & Cashew Lettuce Cups

Many of you know I had an interview on ABC7 Chicago television this week.  On the show, I promoted Healthy New Year Food Resolutions and prepared two recipes. It was a fun opportunity to get the word out about easy, tasty, & healthy eating!  Here’s a link to that segment:

The first recipe I prepared is already a Myplate2yours favorite, Lentil Portobello Marinara.  The second is new, but one that my family and I have enjoyed many times: Tofu & Cashew Lettuce Cups.  It really only takes a few minutes to prepare and with the help of using already shredded carrots, minced garlic and ginger, the finished dish is on your table in no time!

Tofu & Cashew Lettuce Cups  (serves 4-6)

2 tablespoons canola oil

14 ounce package firm tofu; drained and cut into 1 inch squares

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced

½ cup shredded carrots

1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts; drained and chopped

1/3 cup roasted, unsalted cashews; chopped

2 cups cooked brown rice

1 small head of Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves separated

Sauce:  ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ C honey, 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce

Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.  Cook garlic and ginger until golden and fragrant, 1 minute.  Add tofu, stirring occasionally until browning begins, about 3 minutes.  Add the scallions and carrots and cook for 1 minute.  Stir in water chestnuts and soy sauce mixture.  Cook until heated through, about 2-3 minutes (if needed, thicken with 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons cool water).  Remove from heat and add cashews.

Divide the rice among the individual lettuce leaves. Repeat with tofu mixture.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!


12 responses

  1. Wow Lynn, did not realize we had a celebrity in our midst while I was on vacation, congratulations !! Plus another few recipes to add to Alisons vegetarian menu ….. thank you sooo much.

  2. You did SUCH a great job!! I wish I had known to watch it live, but am thankful you posted the link 🙂 I’m going to be making those lettuce wraps asap!

  3. Lynn, I totally missed the part about you being on TV. OUTSTANDING!!! I know that you did great and hope there are many more of those opportunities in the future. Love you, Nancy

  4. Hi Lynn,

    I watched your video and you did a terrific job! Congratulations on being on the show! You did a wonderful job explaining and cooking the recipes!

    See you this afternoon! Can’t wait to try your appetizer!



    Sent from my iPhone

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