Tofu-Pine Nut Lettuce Wraps

Tofu-Pine Nut Lettuce Wraps

These protein-rich wraps make a fun party appetizer or a light meal. Prep and Cook Time: about 20 minutes.

Sunset JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings; 3 or 4 main-dish servings


  • 12 ounces extra-firm tofu (also called nigari tofu)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • 16 to 20 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
  • About 3/4 cup hoisin sauce


1. Rinse tofu and pat dry. Cut into about 1/4-inch cubes.

2. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir pine nuts until golden, about 4 minutes; pour from pan. Add tofu, vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar to pan; stir over medium-high heat until tofu is hot and liquid is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Add parsley and oil; stir just until parsley begins to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add salt to taste.

3. Just before serving (warm or cool), stir in pine nuts and transfer to a bowl. Pile lettuce into a basket and spoon hoisin sauce into a small bowl. Spoon tofu mixture into lettuce leaves, add a little hoisin sauce, and wrap up to eat.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 156
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Protein: 5.9g
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 594mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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