Grilled tofu lettuce wraps

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15 min


10 wraps

* PLUS Grilling Time: 6 minutes, Standing Time: 30 minutes


  • 350-g extra-firm tofu
  • 10 large leaves lettuce , preferably Boston
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 454-g bag coleslaw , preferably with carrot
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup healthy Miso Dressing , recipe link below


  • Remove tofu from package. Wrap in a clean tea towel and place on a large plate. Cover with another plate. Weigh down with a heavy can. Let stand 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, wash and dry lettuce. In a pie plate, stir soy sauce with ginger, chili-garlic sauce, lime juice, chili powder and sugar. Slice tofu into 12 slices, about 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) thick. Place on plate. Gently turn to evenly coat. Marinate at room temperature until ready to grill.
  • Meanwhile, lightly oil grill and heat to medium. Place tofu on hot grill. Barbecue with lid closed until grill marks form, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board. Slice each piece into 3 thick strips. Toss coleslaw mix with 1/4 cup (50 mL) miso dressing, then spoon about 2 tablespoons (30 mL) onto centre of each lettuce leaf. Top with 4 or 5 grilled tofu strips. Add extra toppings (see tip, below). Drizzle with any remaining dressing. Roll lettuce around filling and fasten with toothpicks. Arrange on a large platter or on plates. Or place all the fixings on a large platter and let guests create their own combinations. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 56,
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,

Tofu is made from protein-rich soybean curd, so it’s an ideal choice for a meatless meal. We came up with the idea of slathering tofu with spiced-up soy sauce and then grilling it while looking for a veggie burger alternative.

Extra toppings

Dress up tofu wraps with sliced tomatoes, toasted peanuts or almonds, sliced green onions, bean sprouts, julienned cucumber and red pepper or slices of avocado.