Air-Fryer Edamame Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Edamame brings plant-based protein to these vegetarian patties, while green curry paste helps bind them together. We use these patties to create lettuce wraps, but you could also enjoy them as is. A creamy peanut sauce adds nuttiness to finish.

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Edamame Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
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Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil plus 4 teaspoons, divided

  • 1 medium shallot, chopped, plus 1 small shallot, minced

  • ½ cup brown basmati or long-grain brown rice

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup water plus 5 tablespoons, divided

  • 1 ½ cups frozen shelled edamame

  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste

  • ½ serrano pepper, minced

  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos or reduced-sodium tamari

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice plus 2 1/2 tablespoons, divided

  • Chopped unsalted peanuts (Optional)

  • 3 cups coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage with carrot)

  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chopped shallot; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in rice and garlic; increase heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the rice is lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered for 30 minutes. Stir in edamame; cook, covered, for 10 minutes more.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a food processor; add curry paste. Pulse until the mixture just holds together. Shape into 8 small patties, about 1/2-inch thick.

  3. Working in batches as necessary, arrange the patties in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer. Cook at 400°F, flipping once, until lightly browned and heated through, about 8 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the remaining minced shallot and serrano; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add peanut butter, honey, coconut aminos (or tamari), ginger, 1 teaspoon lime juice and the remaining 5 tablespoons water. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl. Sprinkle with peanuts, if desired.

  5. Toss coleslaw mix with the remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a medium bowl.

  6. To serve, divide the slaw among lettuce leaves. Top each with a patty. Drizzle with the peanut sauce.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
23g Fat
33g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 wraps, 2 patties, 3/4 cup slaw & 1 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 1694IU 34%
Vitamin C 23mg 26%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 163mcg 41%
Vitamin K 30mcg 25%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 60mg 14%
Potassium 392mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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