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Lettuce Cups with Flavored Tofu & Walnuts

Lettuce Cups with Flavored Tofu & WalnutsThis healthy and delicious salad of tofu, water chestnuts, mushrooms, apple and carrots makes a lovely presentation when served in lettuce cups. Recipe compliments of chef Ying Chang Compestine.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 head iceberg lettuce
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup finely chopped fresh oyster mushrooms
8 ounces flavored baked tofu or extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup finely diced carrot
1/2 cup finely diced green apple
1/2 cup finely diced water chestnuts
2 tablespoons MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Chili Garlic Sauce
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 green onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons MAGGI Seasoning Sauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut out lettuce core and separate leaves. Cut leaves into 4-inch squares to make "cups." Arrange lettuce on large serving plate.
  2. Heat canola oil in large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and tofu; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add carrot, apple and water chestnuts. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in chili garlic sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute or until vegetables are heated through. Add nuts, sesame oil and green onions; toss to combine. Season with seasoning sauce.
  4. Spoon 2 tablespoons tofu mixture into each lettuce leaf cup and eat with your hand.

Makes 6 servings

Tip: For those who are not vegetarians, 1 cup cooked, diced chicken breast meat may be used in place of tofu.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 220 Calories from Fat: 160 Total Fat: 18 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 760 mg Carbohydrates: 12 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 8 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.