Crispy Coconut Tofu Lettuce Covers with Sugary Food Chili Sauce


Crispy Coconut Tofu Lettuce Covers with Sugary Food Chili Sauce

Crispy coconut tofu lettuce covers are crispy, baked, gently spiced, and best with sweet chili sauce in a fresh lettuce wrap. Easy vegan dish!

An overhead shot of a singular crispy coconut tofu lettuce wrap. The tofu is wrapped in red leaf lettuce and the cubes of tofu are deep golden brown.An overhead shot of tofu cut into cubes on a dark wooden cutting board.Up close shot of tofu cubes coated in toasted coconut before baking.

Have not published here in a bit, and it’s so good to be back! We had a household emergency situation recently with our little puppy Mickie. She’s on the heal now, however things got a bit frightening for a while there. All regular and any form of correct eating/taking care of ourselves was thrown away the window. Our woman is still recuperating, however I’m grateful to be back in the regimen of working and simply regular daily living. The little things in life are the huge things!

I have actually got an enjoyable little lettuce wrap dish with crispy coconut tofu for you today. The motivation here is certainly that common coconut-battered and fried shrimp That you might or might not see on a beachside swimming pool bar menu. I think with the tension of recently I was simply thinking about overall beach vibes? Whatever the case, this tofu is way much better than shrimp (for many factors) and you can repair these up quite rapidly.

More Terrific Vegan Tofu Recipes:

  • Spicy Grilled Tofu with Pineapple & Herbed Cauliflower Rice
  • Crispy Sesame Garlic Tofu
  • Summer Season Veg and Tofu Skewers with Blueberry Barbeque Sauce
  • Cold Noodle Salad with Seared Tofu and Zingy Almond Butter Sauce

There is a common damp and dry batter setup for this dish. As soon as you have your stations lined up, this crispy coconut tofu is quite simple. Likewise, we’re baking these golden nuggets, instead of frying. You might definitely fry them if you feel up to it! The baking is a bit lazier however, which is more my speed nowadays.

Hope that you get an opportunity to attempt these! See you back here quickly:-RRB-

An overhead shot of tofu being coated in toasted coconut and eventually transferred to a baking sheet, all on a white background.An overhead shot of crispy coconut tofu after baking, on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Crispy Coconut Tofu Lettuce Wrap with Sugary Food Chili Sauce

Crispy coconut tofu lettuce covers are crispy, baked, gently spiced, and best with sweet chili sauce in a lettuce wrap. Easy vegan dish

PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 16 minutes OVERALL TIME 41 minutes

Course Appetiser, Main Dish, Side Meal Diet Plan Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 2 -4

Author: Laura Wright


Crispy Coconut Tofu

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 400 gram bundle additional company tofu, pushed
  • avocado oil spray or other oil spread of option

Sugary Food Chili Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or coconut aminos

To Put Together

  • strong and crisp lettuce leaves
  • sliced up green onions


  • Preheat the oven to 425 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and reserved.
  • In a medium bowl, blend together the non-dairy milk, spelt flour, arrowroot powder, lime juice, salt and pepper up until smooth. Reserve
  • In a shallow meal, integrate the shredded coconut, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to blend equally. Reserve.
  • Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes. Put it in the non-dairy milk mix and toss with a spatula to coat.
  • Working rapidly, move the tofu cubes from the non-dairy milk mix over to the coconut mix. Carefully push the tofu into the coconut mix to coat on all sides.
  • Spray the parchment lined baking sheet with avocado oil spray. Location the covered tofu cubes on the parchment with area around each cube. Then spray the tofu cubes with avocado oil spray once again.
  • Move the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Then, eliminate the tofu from the oven. Thoroughly turn over each piece of tofu with tongs. Return the tofu to the oven to bake for another 8 minutes, or up until all sides are somewhat golden and crisp.
  • While tofu is baking, make the sweet chili sauce. In a medium bowl, blend together the rice vinegar, lime juice, chili garlic sauce, agave nectar, avocado oil, and tamari up until integrated.
  • Serve the crispy coconut tofu in lettuce covers with drizzles of the sweet chili sauce and a spray of sliced up green onions. Take pleasure in instantly!


  • Pushing the tofu is crucial so that all of the excess wetness comes out. Given that we’re baking these little cubes, instead of frying, we require all the assistance we can get! A guide to pushing is here.

An overhead shot of crispy coconut tofu lettuce wraps with a bowl of sweet chili sauce for drizzling nearby. The tofu is wrapped in red leaf lettuce and the cubes of tofu are deep golden brown. Program Conceal 18 remarks

  • McKenzie

    YUM. I wish to make these tonight. I discovered your coconut is pre-toasted. How did you get it to not burn in the oven? I believe I just have actually toasted coconut on hand so simply making certain that’s all right. Reply

    • Laura

      Hi there!
      My coconut was not pre-toasted. It simply looks toasted after you blend it with the paprika. I would conserve this dish for when you have routine un-toasted coconut. The oven is rather hot for this dish and I hesitate that pre-toasted coconut would burn.
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  • Rui

    This advises me a lot of my preferred “coconut tofu bites” from among my preferred vegetarian dining establishments! At that time I had totally no concept what to do when I remained in the kitchen area, so my good friends chose to utilize eggs for binding, however I have actually been searching for a vegan option this is best

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