Vegans often get a bad reputation for only eating foods that have no flavor. The opposite is true, however. There are a plethora of recipes available to vegans that can offer them a kick of flavor, whether spicy, savory or sweet. Continue reading below to learn about one of the most flavorful meals available to vegans.
Firecracker lettuce wraps are a great vegan meal that offer a punch of flavor. These wraps are spicy, flavorful and yummy. They have an unexpected kick and a great cooling effect right after from the lettuce. These are truly something to try for yourself.
These wraps contain crispy bites of tofu, brown rice noodles, lettuce to hold it all together and a cream sauce with umami flavors. These lettuce wraps are not only fully of flavor, but they are full of ingredients to keep you full and satisfied. This meal is a rare one as it is difficult to find a filling lettuce wrap.
These lettuce wraps are essentially a brown rice noodle stir fry in a wrap. Yes, they are vegan, but they also have the ability to accommodate meat-eaters by incorporating chicken instead of tofu. They also are drenched in a delicious, spicy sauce that is appeasing to all.
The four most basic ingredients of this meal are lettuce, tofu or chicken if you are a meat-eater, the spicy sauce and brown rice noodles. This is a messy meal to eat, so have napkins on hand to clean up after yourself. Be sure to eat this with your hands as well as this is the only way to truly enjoy this meal.
This is the mix-up you will need in order to feed six people with this delicious recipe by Lindsay at Pinch of Yum. The sauce is made from a half cup of peanut butter, a third cup of soy sauce, a third cup of sesame oil, a fourth cup of rice vinegar, two tablespoons of chili pasta, two tablespoons of sugar, fresh ginger and fresh garlic. The wraps need tofu, brown rice noodles, lettuce leaves and peanuts, cilantro and lime for garnishing and flavoring. This meal will only take fifteen minutes of prep time and twenty minutes of cook time, so it is also a very quick meal to eat at home.
It is important to make sure you soak the noodles before cooking so that they do not become stuck together and more messy. They need to be soft when you are ready to cook them. Continue reading below for the steps to this recipe:
- Blend all the ingredients for the sauce together.
- Cut the tofu or chicken into cubes.
- Cook the protein by sautéing it for fifteen minutes over oil.
- Add half of the sauce and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Move the mixture to a bowl.
- Drain the noodles and move them to the pan with more oil. Add the rest of the sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and toss everything together.
- Fill the lettuce leaves with everything and top with the garnishes aforementioned.
When following these steps, you are sure to enjoy this healthy and flavorful meal by this great home cook aforementioned. Lindsay offers some other great recipes on her website at Pinch of Yum. Be sure to check it out.