Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps are a delicious 20 minute meal for two. This is such an easy meal to make when crunched on time, but still craving something tasty and healthy! And did I mention how good the peanut sauce is? It really brings all the flavors together! 

teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps with peanut sauce
These lettuces wraps are packed full of flavors and healthy veggies!

To make teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps:

Combine the peanut butter, seasoned rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and warm water in a small bowl. Thoroughly mix together with a whisk or fork until it becomes smooth. Set aside. Add the mirin, another tablespoon of soy sauce, sake and a pinch of salt to a large bowl. After that, break apart the tempeh into crumbles and add it to the teriyaki marinade. Mix well. Next, heat 1 tablespoon of neutral tasting oil into a large pan over medium-high heat. When the pan gets hot, add the tempeh with any remaining marinade. Saute for 8-10 minutes until tempeh is evenly browned. While the tempeh is cooking, slice your vegetables. To assemble the wraps, simply layer the tempeh, cucumber, carrots and red peppers over a large leaf of lettuce. Lastly, spoon a dollop of peanut sauce over it, wrap it up in the lettuce leaf and enjoy!

teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps with peanut sauce
The peanut sauce is SO good! It’s got that salty sweet combo going on.

Tips & Tricks

Tempeh, a plant based protein, is made of fermented soybeans (sounds weird, tastes great). You can find tempeh in most grocery stores in the refrigerated produce section near the tofu. I use my hands to crumble the tempeh because I think that is the easiest way. Butter lettuce can be hard to find sometimes so I wanted to include a substitute. Romaine lettuce works well with this recipe too! Additionally, any of the vegetables I have suggested (cucumbers, carrots and red bell peppers) can be interchanged for veggies of your choosing. If the peanut sauce starts to look too thick, simply add more water and stir it well to thin it out a bit.

teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps with peanut sauce
My recipe serves two!

If you like this recipe make sure to check out my vegan chickpea curry salad wraps. Make sure to comment below when you make these tasty teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps! For more Toshi’s Table follow me on Instagram and Pinterest. Enjoy your week & happy eating!

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teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps with peanut sauce

Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Teriyaki tempeh lettuce wraps with peanut sauce are a delicious 20 minute meal for two. This is an easy meal to make when you’re crunched on time, but still want something tasty and healthy!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp neutral tasting oil
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 oz tempeh
  • ½ english cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks,
  • ½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce or romaine 

For the peanut sauce:

  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp warm water

Instructions

For the peanut sauce:

  1. Combine the peanut butter, seasoned rice vinegar, 1 tbsp of the soy sauce and warm water in a small bowl. 
  2. Thoroughly mix together with a whisk or fork until the sauce becomes smooth. Set aside.

For the teriyaki tempeh:

  1. Add the mirin, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, sake and a pinch of salt to a large bowl and stir. 
  2. Using your hands, break apart the tempeh into crumbles and add the tempeh to the marinade. Mix well to ensure all the tempeh pieces are coated.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of neutral tasting oil into a large pan over medium-high heat. 
  4. Add the tempeh and any remaining marinade. 
  5. Saute for 8-10 minutes until tempeh is evenly browned. Turn off the head. 
  6. To assemble the lettuce wraps, layer the tempeh, cucumber, carrots and red peppers over a large leaf of lettuce. Spoon a dollop of peanut sauce over it. Carefully wrap it up in the lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Notes

  • I use natural, no sugar added peanut butter.
  • If the peanut sauce looks too thick whisk in some warm water to thin it out.
  • Romaine lettuce will also work with this.
  • This is messy when eating! If you prefer less mess, tear up the lettuce and turn this into a salad instead of lettuce wrap.
  • Use two layers of lettuce leaves if they are torn or smaller.

Keywords: tempeh lettuce wraps



2 thoughts on “Teriyaki Tempeh Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce”

  • This meal was absolutely delicious! I could not believe how easy it came together! The delicate asian flair of the tempeh along with the peanut sauce makes it a top rate recipe! I will definitely make this again! I added avocado slices to my wrap. Delicious!!!

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