Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Curried Seitan Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite things to eat in the summer time. I like that they are cold and portable. I use many dinner leftovers in lettuce wraps for lunch.

Indian food is another one of my favorite things. Turmeric is one of the primary ingredients in curry powder. Turmeric is known to be anti-inflammatory and protects cells from damage by free radicals. It is also theorized to destroy cancer. Needless to say anything that help fight cancer is okay in my book.

This lettuce wrap is packed with flavor and nutrition. If you like Indian food give it a try. I normally serve this with a green salad or grain salad on the side.

Curried Seitan Lettuce Wraps
Serves 1


1 tablespoon of reduced fat almond mayonnaise
¼ - ½ teaspoon of curry powder (add until it tastes right to you)
1/3 of a seitan roast, sliced into long thin strips
¼ red bell pepper, thinly sliced (raw or lightly cooked)
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of pineapple, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
3 lettuce leaves, rinsed and spun dry


Cook the red onion for a few minutes until it is tender crisp. If you want to cook the red bell pepper, add it to the pan with the onions. I prefer to cool my vegetables completely before adding them to the lettuce wrap. However you can use them hot or warm if you wish.

Thoroughly mix mayonnaise and curry powder. Toss the cold veggies, seitan, pineapple and almonds with the mayonnaise and thoroughly combine.

Place a mound of the filling on each lettuce leave. Wrap the leaf around the filling and enjoy.

Nutritional information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 341.7
Calories From Fat (40%) - 136.58

Total Fat - 15.93g
Saturated Fat - 1.37g
Cholesterol - 0.41mg
Sodium - 668.35mg
Potassium - 469.32mg
Total Carbohydrates - 26.47g
Fiber - 5.26g
Sugar - 8.67g
Protein - 26.45g


I love curry powder and use any opportunity to add it to my food. These lettuce wraps are full of flavor from the curry and vegetables. The pineapple also adds a nice refreshing sweet taste to the wraps. The sliced almonds add a nice crunchy touch. The seitan add a “meaty” chewy to the wraps.

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