Delicious Vegan Meals: Tofu And Cashew Lettuce Cups

by | March 5, 2019

Cashew lettuce cups are a crisp refreshing meal that doesn’t give you the heavy full feeling. If you are looking to drops your carbs a little this is a great meal to incorporate into your weekly meal plan. Butter lettuce is one of my favorite greens for filling. It’s silky and has a smooth taste. The tofu filling is a great meat replacement and I added the cashews for a nice crunchy texture. The sauce has a little kick at the end which gives cashew lettuce cups an all-around flavor that will have you eating the whole dish without a hitch.

Tofu and Cashew Lettuce Cups


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Tofu and Cashew Lettuce Cups


  • 1 package firm tofu, drained and water pressed out
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves pulled and washed
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp. tamari
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp tahini
  • 1/8 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • salt to taste


  • In a non-stick pan over medium heat; add yellow onions and 2 tbsp. of water. Sauté for a few minutes until onions start to sweat.
    Add water as needed to ensure the onions do not stick.
  • While onions are cooking, break down tofu into a crumble with your hands or a fork. Add tofu to the pan and let cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally until tofu starts to brown.
  • While tofu is cooking, prepare the sauce. Whisk together tamari, chili garlic sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, tahini, and fresh ginger until well combined.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup sauce for dipping and pour the rest over the tofu. Cook for about 1-2 minutes allowing the sauce to absorb into the mixture.
  • Remove from heat and fold in cashews and green onions. salt to taste.
  • Scoop mixture into lettuce cups and enjoy.

Did you like this tofu and cashew lettuce cups recipe? Let me know in the comments below.

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Lindsay Robeson

Lindsay lives a plant-based life in Arizona with her husband and 2 little girls. She believes in the healing power of plants and is loving all the of the benefits. She would love to be given the opportunity to inspire everyone to live the plant life without sacrificing the taste of food. Check her out on Instagram, Website, and Facebook.



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