Raw. Vegan. Grain Free. Gluten Free. Soy Free Version. Incredible.
To me these lettuce wraps are reminiscent of the infamous PF Chang's chicken lettuce wraps...seriously...they surprisingly carry most of the same delicious flavors and textures and really hit the spot! I had tried walnut-lentil tacos before and LOVED them, but I was skeptical about just using walnut meat alone...enter this delicious recipe introduced to me by my lovely business partner and co-author, Jennifer Brown. Another plus, they come together in under 30 minutes with no oven necessary and the leftovers taste great for a few days to follow.
I made this batch with carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers as my veggies, but you could add or substitute celery, bean sprouts, zucchini, or avocado here just as easily. We've also added our Miso-Ginger Dressing that is a must have pairing to this satisfying dish. While this meal might look light, it is packed with nutrient dense foods rich in healthy fats that will keep you feeling fuller longer. You can learn all about the health benefits of walnuts on our blog, Health Benefits of Walnuts.
Asian Walnut Lettuce Wraps with Miso-Ginger Dressing (PRINT RECIPE)
Serves 4; Serving Size 2-3 lettuce wraps
2 cups raw walnuts
4 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari (gluten free soy sauce or tamari if needed)*
1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and minced or grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon sesame seeds
1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce (sub iceberg/chard if you can’t find)
3 carrots, shredded
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 scallions, chopped
Sesame seeds for garnish
We hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Happy eating!
~Billie & Jen
*For soy-free version substitute coconut aminos for soy sauce or tamari and use Sesame-Ginger Dressing (Click here for recipe).
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Billie Shellist, FDN-P
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