Vegan Tofu Lettuce Cups with Thai Peanut Sauce

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all staying healthy and safe. Here is a great recipe with simple ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry. Vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce are AMAZING and I know you will be obsessed.

Josie’s Organics

I used the romaine lettuce for my vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce from Josie’s Organicsan amazing all organic company that grows their produce in the fertile California Valley.

Their family farming business dates back to the 1920’s, when two young Swiss immigrants, Sebastian and Josie Braga decided to start growing beets, tomatoes, onions, hay and corn.

Today, three generations later, the organic family farming tradition is being kept alive! Josie’s Organics harvests over 25 varieties of USDA certified organic veggies.

How incredible?!

If I see Josie’s Organics in the grocery store, I snatch it up real quick because it’s truly such fresh produce. You can find their produce at stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts and many more.

Josie’s Organics doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their farms. This is so important!

Be sure to look out for Josie’s Organics in your local store! Use their store locator here!

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The first step is to cook the tofu – it’s super easy and only takes about 10-15 minutes. Use a non-stick pan so that you don’t have to use any oil. Tofu also holds a lot of water so that will help the tofu not stick to the pan.

You will saute the tofu until it’s golden brown on all sides then you can add in some coconut aminos or soy sauce and stir for a few more minutes.

vegan thai peanut sauce

While the tofu cooks, make the sauce. Whisk together all of the ingredients or blend it in a blender until simple is that? The ingredients are very simple, you should already have them in your pantry.

vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce

Scoop the tofu into the romaine leaves, drizzle with the thai peanut sauce and garnish with green onions and chopped cashews. YUM! I can’t get over how delicious these turned out.

vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce

I absolutely love thai takeout food and these vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce are seriously restaurant quality…trust me, you will thank me later. Also, these are hearty, filling, nutritious and are loved by both meat-eaters and vegans alike.

vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce


  1. Can I use tempeh instead of tofu? Yes of course. You can even use chickpeas – that would delicious as well.
  2. Can I use almond butter or sunflower butter instead of peanut butter? Sure – it will work just as well.
  3. Is there another kind of lettuce I could use? Definitely, any kind of lettuce will work, iceberg leaves would be great!
  4. What other garnishes can I put on top of the cups? Shredded purple cabbage, thin sliced bell pepper, cilantro, or even sesame seeds!
  5. Does the sauce and tofu store well in the fridge? Absolutely! Makes great leftovers. The sauce can even be repurposed to make a thai noodle dish.

vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce

Holy moly you are going to impress all of your friends and family with these and guys, they are SO easy. You’d never know that something so delicious could be so easy to make and so healthy for you.

vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce

These vegan tofu lettuce cups and thai peanut sauce are: 









vegan tofu lettuce cups with thai peanut sauce

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Tofu Lettuce Cups with Thai Peanut Sauce

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Vegan Tofu Lettuce Cups with Thai Peanut Sauce

100% plant-based lettuce cups that taste like classic thai food with a healthy twist. Easy 10-minute dinner that's also gluten-free and oil-free.
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 15 minutes

the ingredients

  • romaine leaves I use Josie's Organics
  • 1 block tofu cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp raw cashews chopped
  • 2 tbsp scallions sliced thin

Thai Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil optional
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Saute tofu on medium/high heat until golden brown on sides. Once golden brown, turn the pan down to a simmer and add 2 tbsp of coconut aminos. Saute for another minute.
  • While tofu is cooking, chop up scallions and cashews and prep your romaine leaves.
  • Make sauce by whisking all ingredients together - if it's too thick add more water.
  • Spoon tofu into romaine, drizzle with sauce and garnish with cashews and scallions.
  • Serve and enjoy!

This post is sponsored by Josie’s Organics. I am so honored to partner with such an amazing organic produce company.

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Julie Hantman-Rose says:

    I made these! First for Eric and Sherrie and then for myself!
    They were delicious!
    I used grated fresh ginger.
    Easy as pie.5 stars

  2. Missy says:

    These were so yummy!! I added a little agave to the peanut sauce to give it a little sweetness but you totally don’t have to. I would recommend marinating the tofu before cooking to really elevate the flavors but overall this was so fun and absolutely delicious!5 stars

  3. Ruth Raupagh says:

    Where can i find nutritional information and number of servings in your recipes? Thanks! Super tasty. Just found you, and so far i like what i’ve made. Excited to try the bread recipe next.4 stars

  4. Pamela says:

    How many does this feed as an appetizer? Trying to figure out how many times I should increase the recipe for 15 people.

    1. Taylor says:

      Hi! Taylor from team HealthyGirl here!
      About 4 people