Crispy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

June 25, 2023

I just love a good low-calorie lunch option that not only fills me up but also lets me enjoy some delicious desserts later. And let me tell you, these Crispy Tofu Lettuce Wraps are just perfect for that!

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Ah, summer, my favorite season of all! A season filled with endless possibilities and irresistible treats. The days are long, and there’s always something exciting happening. Somehow, it seems that every adventure leads to a delicious ice cream cone or another tempting summer treat. But amidst all the fun, it’s important to find a balance. That’s why I love having a low-calorie meal option that allows me to enjoy those summer treats guilt-free. These crispy tofu lettuce wraps are the perfect choice. They are packed with flavor, yet light and satisfying, making them an ideal summer lunch. Whether I’m exploring new places, enjoying a picnic, or simply soaking up the sun, these wraps keep me feeling nourished and ready for all the adventures (and ice creams) summer has in store.

Effortless Crispy Tofu Lettuce Wraps.

When life gets busy and you’re keeping a close eye on calories, having easy-to-make meals is a game-changer. That’s why these crispy tofu lettuce wraps are a lifesaver! With minimal prep and cooking time, they couldn’t be any easier to whip up. So, even on the busiest days, you can still enjoy a satisfying and wholesome meal without any hassle.

Let me share with you the toppings I love to add to these tofu lettuce wraps. Picture this: a crispy lettuce leaf embracing perfectly air-fried tofu, creamy slices of avocado, juicy chunks of fresh mangoes, refreshing cucumber slices, tangy red onions, fragrant basil, and vibrant fresh mint leaves. The combination of textures and flavors is simply divine.

For other dressings you might enjoy try my Dijon Lemon Dressing

Crispy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: EntreeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 100 grams of extra firm tofu

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon diced or thinly sliced red onions

  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumbers

  • 1/4 cup diced fresh mangoes

  • 40 grams sliced avocado (5 thin slices)

  • 5 lettuce leaves

  • Basil leaves and mint leaves (optional)

  • Dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 clove crushed garlic (or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder)

  • salt to taste


  • Start by pressing the tofu using a tofu press for about 20 minutes. This helps remove excess moisture and allows for better texture and flavor. Once pressed, cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Evenly distribute the mixture over the tofu cubes, gently toss the tofu to make sure they are well coated.
  • Lightly spray the tofu with olive oil spray.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Place the coated tofu cubes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 20 minutes, turning the tofu once after 10 minutes to ensure even cooking and crispiness
  • Start assembling your crispy tofu lettuce wraps. Lay out 5 lettuce leaves. Add tofu, cucumber, avocado, mango, red onions, basil and mint.
  • Drizzle the balsamic dressing over each wrap and enjoy them!

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