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Tofu Lettuce Wrap

Recipe by Anja Webster RD, CDE ,and Dani Renouf R.D., M. Sc. Adapted from Diabetes Canada. 

Preparation time: 5 minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Tofu Lettuce Wrap

These kidney-friendly Tofu Lettuce Wraps are quick to make and filled with nutritious ingredients.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced 
  • 1 Thai chili, diced (optional) 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, crumbled or cut small 
  • 3 carrots, peeled and grated 
  • 1 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy sauce 
  • ½ tsp oyster sauce or vegetarian option 
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped 
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped 
  • 8 leaves iceberg or butter lettuce 


Food safety Tips: 

  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation. 
  • Gently rinse all produce under cool running water. Use a clean vegetable brush to scrub carrots before peeling and grating. 
  • Put leftovers away within 2 hours or sooner if they are in a warm location.  Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F). Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated. 


  • Instructions: 
  1. In a skillet, heat oil, garlic, green onions & red chilies until sizzling. 
  2. Add tofu, low-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, and half each of the cilantro and basil. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  3. Fill lettuce leaves with the tofu mixture and top with grated carrots, remaining cilantro, and basil. 

Note: to make this a more filling or turn it into a main, add some cooked brown rice under the tofu mixture, and steamed vegetables

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 84 KCal
  • Protein: 5.65 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fibre: 1.73 g
  • Total Fat: 4.65 g
  • Sodium: 138 mg
  • Phosphorus: 85.5 mg
  • Potassium: 221.8 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 6

Serving size: 1/6

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

0.8 protein choices, 0.4 carb choices

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup