Cabbage is a tasty low-calorie stand-in for buns or bread in this healthy, gluten-free lettuce wrap recipe. Don't limit yourself to cabbage for this recipe--any fresh green sturdy enough to wrap around 1/2 cup of filling works.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2016


Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Wash and dry cabbage leaves well and cut out any tough ribs or stems.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu, season with salt and cook, stirring often, until just golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk peanut sauce, vinegar and lime zest in a small bowl.

  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the sauce mixture and stir to combine. Serve the tofu in the cabbage leaves, topped with pear, cucumber and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 12.6g; carbohydrates 7.9g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 2.5g; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 1.7g; vitamin a iu 422.1IU; vitamin c 7.2mg; folate 18.6mcg; calcium 96mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 19mg; potassium 182.7mg; sodium 570.6mg.

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Make your own peanut sauce and it ups the level I made my own peanut sauce (peanut butter rice wine vinegar lemon juice and liquid aminos hot sauce or hot peppers and garlic adjust to taste.) When you have this remember that like a spring roll it is so good you forget how many you ate! Pros: quick easy delicious Cons: suggested using jarred sauce make your own. Read More