Recipe: Lettuce Veggie Noodle Wraps

This is the ultimate summer meal when you’re in the mood for something refreshing but want to mix it up from a traditional salad. I love making these wraps as they can be super versatile in terms of what veggies you use. I tend to use whatever is fresh and needs to be harvested from the garden! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!


Serves: 2
For Lettuce Wraps
– 1 head of leaf lettuce (romaine works well)
– 1 medium white onion
– 1 clove of garlic, minced
– 1 inch piece of ginger, minced
– 1 yellow zucchini
– 2-3 carrots (or 1 medium sized yam)
– 140g Brown rice noodles (I use Lotus Foods Noodles)
– 1 package (250g) tempeh
– 1 Tbsp. Tamari
– Oil for sautéing
– For garnish: radish & cilantro

For Peanut Sauce
– 1/3 cup peanut butter (I always use organic, smooth & salted)
– 1.5 Tbsp. Tamari (gluten free, organic soy sauce)
– 1 Tbsp. honey
– Juice of half a lemon (or 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar)
– 4 Tbsp. water (plus more for thinning)


– Preheat a large cast iron pan, with a drizzle of oil
– Finely chop all vegetables (onion, zucchini, and carrots)
– Add onion, ginger, and garlic and begin to sauté until lightly browned
– Next, add the zucchini and carrots and continue to sauté (NOTE: if using yams, either steam them or bake them in the oven at 375F until fork tender)
– In the meantime, bring a medium size pot of water to boil and cook noodles according to package directions. When they are finished cooking, strain, rinse with cold water, and set aside
– When your veggies have cooked to your liking, remove from pan and set aside
– Cut your tempeh into bite sized cubes
– In your warmed cast iron pan, add another splash of oil and cook the tempeh until golden brown (4-5 minutes). As you are cooking, add the 1 Tbsp. of Tamari (soy sauce) for additional flavouring
– Make the peanut sauce by placing all ingredients into a mason jar or cup and stir until well combined. Feel free to add more of any ingredient to reach your preferred taste. The amount of water you add will depend on the texture of peanut butter you use
– To assemble your wraps, take an individual piece of lettuce, set out on plate, and then add on top noodles, veggies, and tempeh. I like to drizzle peanut sauce on top and then dip each wrap I eat in additional sauce (although dipping can get quite messy)!

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