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Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps March 19, 2011

Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps

Jamie says:  Lettuce wraps with fancy names don’t have to be just a restaurant thing.  Make your own tastier and healthier version at home.  This recipe is so easy and quick to make (about 5 minutes) and requires very minimal clean-up (a one bowl meal).

Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps

(recipe adapted from Publix GreenWise Market Peanut-Stuffed Lettuce Wraps)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce (Hokan)
  • 1/2 cup all natural creamy peanut butter (Publix)
  • 1 Tbsp, 1 tsp water
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • one 16 oz bag coleslaw (shredded green cabbage, carrots, and red cabbage; Publix)
  • 1 cup dry roasted, lightly salted peanuts (Publix)
  • 1 head boston lettuce (Tanimura & Antle hydroponically grown)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together hoisin sauce, peanut butter, cider vinegar, crushed red pepper.  Add coleslaw and peanuts.  Toss to coat.
  2. Scoop mixture into lettuce leaves and roll to serve.  Serves: 4.  Enjoy!

So tasty!  The coleslaw and lettuce are light but the peanuts and peanut butter make it substantial.  Kathryn called it “restaurant-quality.”

  • Nutrition note:  Go natural!  Many peanut butters have trans fats (even if they say they don’t).  Scan the ingredients for partially hydrogenated oils or hydrogenated oils.  If you see either, move on to the next jar.  I like all natural creamy peanut butters (i.e. Publix or Smuckers).  You have to stir them yourself, but it’s better for your heart (and it’s kind of fun to make a little bit of a mess).
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2 Responses to “Thai Peanut Lettuce Wraps”

  1. I love lettuce wraps! This recipe is quite different from the one I usually make, but I think I’m ready for a switch-up. Thai peanut sauce must be fantastic on these!!


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