Going vegan shouldn’t mean you have to quit your favorite foods or simply stop going out. Becoming vegetarian is a lifestyle choice, the good thing is there are numerous new recipes you can try with ingredient pairings you would’ve never thought of! The Yard House Lettuce Wraps Recipe is all about combining unique flavors for a healthier lifestyle. Let’s Begin!

Vegetarian Tofu and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 202 kcal


  • 8 pieces lettuce leaves, or romaine or butter Lettuce
  • 2 oz dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 12 oz firm tofu
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 8 oz water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional add-ins

  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chow Mein noodles


  • Place dried shiitake mushrooms in a glass bowl and add boiling water, let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Take out the tofu from the tin and place between two paper towels to drain the liquid, refresh the paper towel after they are soaked
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the pepper flakes, hoisin sauce, vinegar, soy, and chili garlic sauce if using. Set aside
  • Cut the dried tofu into cubes or crumble with your hands
  • In a large pan heat the canola oil on medium heat
  • Add the tofu to the pan and saute for 2 minutes flipping over to evenly brown them
  • Drain the mushrooms and chop them into smaller pieces, add to the tofu
  • Cook the tofu till any remaining tofu liquid has dried up
  • Add water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, and half of green onions, continue to stir
  • Pour the seasoning into the pan, mix everything well
  • Cook till you start to hear the bubbling of sauces
  • As all the components have combined together turn off the heat and remove the pan from the stove
  • Make any adjustments to taste
  • Plate up the stir-fried mixture with lettuce leaves, add green onions, carrots and white pepper to garnish
  • If you're using Chow Mein noodles add them as well and serve hot with your choice of dips

Tips for this recipe

  • You can bundle up the wraps into rolls or eat them like tacos
  • You can store the tofu filling for 5 days, reheat the tofu in a pan or microwave with a bit of water or stock to prevent the tofu from drying out
  • For a gluten-free version use gluten-free sauces, or use Tamari
  • If dried mushrooms aren’t what you prefer you can use fresh shiitake or baby Bella crimini mushrooms
  • You can opt-out of using oil and use vegetable broth, pineapple juice or water for cooking tofu, keeping in mind that it will take longer for the tofu to become crispy
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And you’re done! Delicious Yard House Lettuce Wraps are great for lunch or as starters before dinner. The mushrooms and tofu make a wonderful blend of flavors.

Recipes to Pair With

The Yard House Lettuce Wraps taste great with rice or scrambled egg dishes. Brown Rice Noodles with Peanut Butter will make a great addition to the lettuce wraps. Brown Rice goes well with vegan meals especially wraps. 

Breakfast with Lettuce Wraps and Egg Rolls with Peanut Butter sounds heavenly. Eggs Benedict with Spinach is my go-to breakfast idea for a fancy meal, make it healthier with Tofu and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps. 


No wrap is complete without a nice dip to add flavor. The Velveeta Spinach Dip is a classic and adds creamy and spicy taste to bland foods. Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce never disappoints, it’s so versatile and complements every dish. Most cooks recommend the Vitamix Peanut Butter dip.

Recipes Aplenty!

Tofu is such an adaptable ingredient that you can never get tired of it. Dry tofu isn’t up everyone’s alley, therefore Silken Tofu is a great alternative:

So give this Yard House Lettuce Wraps Recipe a try and let us know what you think!