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Asian Lettuce Wraps

asian lettuce wraps
  • (2 oz.) thin rice noodles, or rice sticks
  • (1/4 cup) water
  • (5 tsp.) fish sauce
  • (2 Tbsp.) lime juice
  • (1 Tbsp.) sugar
  • (1/2-1 tsp.) crushed red pepper
  • (8 oz.) firm or extra-firm seasoned tofu, thinly sliced
  • (1 medium) carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • (1 cup) snow peas, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • (1/4 cup) fresh basil, chopped
  • (1/4 cup) fresh mint, chopped
  • (8 large leaves) green-leaf lettuce

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Rice noodles and tofu carrot slaw tossed in a homemade Asian dressing, all wrapped in green lettuce leaves.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 5 minutes


  1. 1Fill a large saucepan 3/4 full with cold water and place it over High heat to boil. When boiling, add rice noodles and cook about 3 minutes, or until just tender.

  2. 2Drain and rinse to cool. Squeeze noodles to drain even further, then coarsely chop.
  3. 3In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup water, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and crushed red pepper.
  4. 4Add noodles, tofu, carrot, snow peas, basil and mint, toss to coat. Top each lettuce leaf with 1/2 cup noodle mixture, roll and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 wraps

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 197
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 747 mg
  • Fiber 2 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Wraps and Pitas

Recipe Ethnicity: Asian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Fish

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.