Tofu and Walnut Lettuce Cups

Soy sauce, miso, hoisin sauce and sake are blended together, coating cubes of tofu. Topped with walnuts, shredded carrots, cilantro and served atop lettuce making for a delicious appetizer.

  • Servings
  • Prep Time
    10 Min
  • Cook Time
    15 Min

Cooking Directions

  • In a frying pan, heat olive oil, garlic, and tofu over moderately high heat, breaking up the tofu into small pieces with a wooden spoon (Can also be cubed beforehand according to preference). Cook until Tofu and garlic gets well toasted.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients and continue cooking for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the water and cornstarch mixture in, stirring until mixture thickens.
  • Add walnuts and mix them in.
  • Serve them on lettuce cups, topped with shredded carrots and chopped cilantro.

Original recipe created by Mutsumi Gonzales.


  • ½ pkg. House Foods Tofu Firm, drained well
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced


  • 1½ Tbsp. Miso (red or awase/mixed)
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sake
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp. corn starch mixed with ¼ cup cold water

To Serve:

  • Lettuce
  • Shredded carrots
  • Chopped cilantro


Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrates 6g
Fiber 2g
Sugar 3g
Protein 6g

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