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Overhead View of Three Ginger Sesame Tempeh Vegan Lettuce Wraps with Napkin, Drinking Glass, and a Bunch of Scallions
Ginger Sesame Tempeh Vegan Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Crunchy romaine leaves are stuffed with pan-fried tempeh cubes in a savory sesame ginger sauce to make these healthy Asian-inspired vegan lettuce wraps. The perfect light meal for a warm summer day!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 3
Calories: 265 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup or agave
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 3 large lettuce leaves, such as bibb or romaine
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, maple syrup or, sambal oelek, ginger and garlic. Add the cubed tempeh and toss to coat.

  2. If you've got some time, let the tempeh marinade for a half hour or so, tossing it every so often to recoat. Otherwise, you can skip this step.

  3. Coat the bottom of a medium skillet with oil and place it over medium heat. Add the tempeh along with any excess marinade. Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping once or twice until the liquid has cooked off and the tempeh is browned on multiple sides.

  4. Add the carrots, raise the heat to high, and stir-fry for about a minute, until the carrots are tender-crisp.

  5. Divide the mixture onto lettuce leaves and top with scallions and sesame seeds. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Sesame Tempeh Vegan Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 wrap)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.7g21%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 1028mg43%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 23.2g8%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 16.5g33%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.