October 27, 2021

Vegan PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Giving you all the thai flavor without any fatty coconut milk! These lettuce wraps are the perfect healthy meal option packed with thai flavoring and an easy spicy peanut sauce! Even if youre a first time cook, these Vegan PF chang’s Lettuce wraps are going to quickly become one of your favorite vegan recipes to make!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

These Vegan PF Changs Lettuce Wraps are packed with vegetables!

Theyre dairy free because they have no butter, or milk.

These veggie wraps are a healthy option since they have no butter, milk or oil.

You’ll love the spicy peanut sauce, which you can save and use on any dish you want!

This recipe is low in carbs since they’re wrapped in lettuce!

You have the option to add rice to add extra healthy grains.

INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS

Lettuce

You can use any lettuce or leafy green vegetable you want! You can sub romaine, bib, or butter lettuce, endives or green leaf lettuce. This forms a carrier for the wraps that is grain free! Green leafy vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and fiber and are also low in calories.

Peppers + Onions

Peppers and onions are the base of this vegan pf changs lettuce wrap dish. You can add brown rice, white rice, sticky rice or quinoa to them for a more grain based mixture. You can also add mushrooms or lentils for extra vegetables. You can use any color peppers you want here. I use bell peppers and a variety of colors; green, red, orange and yellow. You can also use any spicy peppers to give this recipe more of a kick.

Cashews

If you are nut free you can eliminate these! If you need another nut other than cashews you can sub peanuts as well since it already has a peanut sauce. You cannot use pecans or walnuts since the flavor profile is slightly different.

TASTE & TEXTURE

These vegetables should be fully cooked and soft. The cashews add a bit of a crunch. Since the cashews are warmed they will be slightly less crunchy than they are right out of the bag. The base sauce should be thick like chinese food sauce. It is the corn start that makes it thicken so do not eliminate this ingredient. Both the base sauce and the peanut sauce should be served warm. The lettuce should be served cold so it is still crunch and hearty. Its up to you how many Vegan PF Changs Lettuce Wraps to make!

HOW TO MAKE

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

Mix together the peanut sauce and set aside.

STEP 2

Mix together the base sauce and add to a saucepan, cooking slowly so the sauce thickens.

Step 3

On a cutting board, dice peppers and onions into small, fine pieces. Pieces should be no bigger than your fingernail.

Step 4

In a pan, sautee the peppers and onions until fully soft. If you need to add light cooking spray so they don’t stick, that’s ok but do not add oil. You do not want an oily saute.

Step 5

Once the peppers and onions are fully cooked and the sauce has thickened, add together into one pan. Add cashews and let simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove pepper and onion mixture from stove top and add to serving bowl.

Step 6

Separate your leaves of lettuce out onto a plate. I like to make each wrap as I eat them but you can prepare all ahead of time if you want. Layer the peppers, onions and cashew mixture onto the leaf, top with peanut sauce and avocado. Option to add sesame seeds. I eat mine just off the lettuce leaf like it’s a taco. 

EXPERT TIPS & TRICKS

Make sure when you are chopping these vegetables that the size is no larger than your fingernail or else the slives will be too big and bulky. You can prepare the raw vegetables ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air tight containter. You can also fully cook the peppers and onions already of time and store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air tight containter.

You can also pre make the sauces ahead of time as well to cut down on the time it take to put together in the evening. You can store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air tight containter.

HOW TO SERVE & STORE

Peppers and onions in sauce should be served warm while peanut sauce can be served warm or at room temperature. Lettuce should be served cold right out of the fridge.

Top Vegan PF Changs Lettuce Wraps with avocado and sesame seeds.

Store base of peppers and onions in sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air tight containter.

Store Vegan PF Changs Lettuce Wrap base of peppers and onions in sauce in the freezer for up to 3 months in an air tight containter.

Vegan PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Giving you all the thai flavor without any fatty coconut milk! These lettuce wraps are the perfect healthy meal option packed with thai flavoring and an easy spicy peanut sauce! Even if youre a first time cook, these Vegan PF chang’s Lettuce wraps are going to quickly become one of your favorite vegan recipes to make!
Prep Time10 d
Cook Time30 d
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: thai
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian

Ingredients

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Base Sauce

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Sriracha optional
  • 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp powdered garlic

Ingredients

  • Leafy Greens
  • 1-2 Bell Peppers, Diced any color
  • 1/2 White Onion, Diced
  • 1/2-1 cup Cashews

Instructions

  • Mix together the peanut sauce and set aside.
  • Mix together the base sauce and add to a saucepan, cooking slowly so the sauce thickens.
  • On a cutting board, dice peppers and onions into small, fine pieces. Pieces should be no bigger than your fingernail.
  • In a pan, sautee the peppers and onions until fully soft. If you need to add light cooking spray so they don’t stick, that’s ok but do not add oil. You do not want an oily saute.
  • Once the peppers and onions are fully cooked and the sauce has thickened, add together into one pan. Add cashews and let simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove pepper and onion mixture from stove top and add to serving bowl.
  • Separate your leaves of lettuce out onto a plate. I like to make each wrap as I eat them but you can prepare all ahead of time if you want. Layer the peppers, onions and cashew mixture onto the leaf, top with peanut sauce and avocado. Option to add sesame seeds. I eat mine just off the lettuce leaf like it’s a taco.


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