STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls With Spicy Grilled Tofu

sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Takes a bit of prep time chopping all the ingredients but totally healthy & delicious as an appie or Friday Finger Foods. You can put out all the ingredients and let everyone customize their own or you can pre-wrap them with rice-paper wraps. Can be customized with whichever veggies you like, but I prefer colourful and crunchy! Adapted from Cooking Light magazine.”
READY IN:
46mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut tofu crosswise into 12 (1/2-inch) slices.
  2. Place tofu slices on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover tofu with additional paper towels. Place a cutting board on top of tofu; place something heavy on top of cutting board. Let stand 30 minutes to 1 hour. (Tofu is ready when a slice bends easily without tearing or crumbling.)
  3. Arrange tofu in a single layer in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  4. Combine juice and the next 6 ingredients (juice through garlic) in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring until honey dissolves. Pour over tofu. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  5. Prepare grill.
  6. Remove tofu from dish, and reserve marinade. Coat tofu with cooking spray. Place tofu on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  7. Remove 12 large outer leaves from lettuce head; reserve remaining lettuce for another use. Remove bottom half of each lettuce leaf; reserve for another use.
  8. Place 1 tofu slice on each lettuce leaf top. Top each leaf top with 2 teaspoons cilantro, 3/4 teaspoon peanuts, 3 mint leaves, 1 carrot strips, 1 pepper strip, 1 green bean and 1 basil leaf. Wrap leaf around toppings. Serve with reserved marinade.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: