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Vegan Korean Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Tahini Gochujang Sauce and Spicy Slaw are the fun, flavorful and healthful way to get your Korean food fix!


Servings

3-4

Total time

95 minutes

Cuisines

Korean

Courses

Dinner


Ingredients

  • tofu
  • 1 package (14-ounce) firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • slaw
  • 1 package (10-ounce) broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage  (approximately 1/4 of a small head)
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper (minced)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • sauce
  • ½ cup Tahini
  • 6 tablespoons gochujang
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • for SERVING
  • large Boston lettuce leaves
  • hot, cooked brown rice or brown rice noodles
  • Peanuts (optional)
  • lime wedges
  • black sesame seeds


Method

  1. PREPARE TOFU:  Drain tofu and cut into six large "planks."  Place on paper towels.  Top with more paper towels then place a sheet pan over the tofu.  Place a heavy object such as a large cookbook or heavy bowl on the sheet pan to drain and squeeze as much water out of the tofu as possible.  After 1 hour, cut tofu into cubes.
  2. SLAW:  Combine broccoli slaw, cabbage, scallions and pepper in a bowl.  Whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, oils, sugar, ginger and garlic.  Pour over slaw ingredients.  Add sesame seeds and toss.
  3. SAUCE:  Whisk sauce ingredients together in small bowl.
  4. COOK TOFU:  Heat oil in a nonstick skillet or saute pan over medium high heat.  Add the cubed tofu and 2 tablespoons of the tahini gochujang sauce.  Stir, then toss the tofu around to brown it.
  5. TO SERVE:  Place lettuce leaves on a platter.  Top with brown rice, the tofu, the slaw, some of the sauce and peanuts (if desired).  Serve with lime wedges and garnish with sesame seeds.

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