Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce // @veggiebeastblog veggieandthebeastfeast.com

I’m in a real-deal peanut butter phase lately. I suppose I’m always in a peanut butter phase, but right now it’s a little intense. For instance, this is an example of my day in food:

7:30pm – steel cut oats with peanut butter and maple syrup
12:00pm – curried peanut soup
3:00pm – healthy salted peanut butter buckeye SNACK TIME
7:30pm – these lettuce wraps

ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER ALL THE TIME. Send help.

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce // @veggiebeastblog veggieandthebeastfeast.com

I mean, I have no real qualms about my peanut butter consumption, because YUM and PROTEIN, but I may need to work on my variety.

At least with all that peanut butter I’m getting some veggies. The lettuce wraps I’m sharing with you today are chock-full of vegetable goodness: cauliflower, red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, and lettuce, oh my!

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce // @veggiebeastblog veggieandthebeastfeast.com

Cauliflower rice! Who knew? Probably a lot of you, but cauliflower rice is new to me, and I’m kind of in love with it. It adds volume, texture, and nutrients to meals, while keeping the calories low, which means we have more room for sriracha peanut sauce…which is a very good thing.

Once you get the cauliflower shredded (which is super easy if you have a shredding food processor), all you do is sautee your veggies in coconut oil with some lime and soy sauce (or tamari), and then add the cauliflower and cook for a few minutes to soften it up and make it more rice-like. Boil the sauce ingredients for a few minutes to thicken, then throw it all in a crisp lettuce cup.

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce // @veggiebeastblog veggieandthebeastfeast.com

These lettuce wraps are refreshing and light, with a rich and spicy peanut butter finish. It’s peanut butter love in dinner form.

Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce

Veggie-packed lettuce wrapped made with cauliflower rice, seasoned with soy sauce and lime juice, and drizzled with a thick and spicy peanut sauce.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, mined
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 2 small red bell peppers, finely diced
  • 2 small green bell peppers, finely diced
  • 5 ounces shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 head cauliflower, shredded
  • Iceberg of Bibb Lettuce, for serving
  • Cilantro and chopped peanuts, for topping

Sriracha Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup natural salted peanut butter
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1-3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (more to taste)

Directions:

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the peppers, mushrooms, and carrots, and squeeze on the lime, soy sauce, and half the salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes.
  2. Pour in the shredded cauliflower and remaining salt (to taste), and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. For the sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and boil for 3-5 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Serve the cauliflower mixture in iceberg or bibb lettuce cups, and drizzle on peanut sauce.

I shredded my cauliflower in a food processor, which made it super quick and easy, but you can use a cheese grater if you don't have a food processor that shreds.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1/6th of the recipe with sauce. Lettuce is not included in the nutrition information, since the number of leaves will vary. Also, it's just lettuce.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe, Calories: 340 Fat:22.8g Saturated Fat: 12.5g Sugar: 15.9g Sodium: 748mg Carbs: 28.0g Fiber: 6.6g Protein: 10.6g Cholesterol: 0mg

   

71 Responses to “Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce”

  1. Cheryl — December 18, 2014 @ 11:37 am (#)

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes! Savory peanut butter = my absolute favorite. Also.. that steam shot?! Pinch me, I must be dreaming. So billowy and beautiful!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 18, 2014 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    These lettuce cups look unreal!! I love this recipe!

  3. Eileen — December 18, 2014 @ 2:16 pm (#)

    These sound so good! You have to love a dish consisting of allll the vegetables plus a hot of amazing peanut sauce. Yay!

  4. Marfigs — December 19, 2014 @ 9:13 am (#)

    Yummmm I adore lettuce cups with this sort of sauce – it’s really the most fun dish to dig into. :D

  5. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — December 19, 2014 @ 6:48 pm (#)

    This looks amazing!

  6. Thalia @ butter and brioche — December 19, 2014 @ 9:24 pm (#)

    Love the idea of using lettuce to enclose filling like this! This is definitely something delicious that I need to try.. especially loving the look and sound of that sriracha flavoured peanut sauce!

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  11. Millie | Add A Little — January 11, 2015 @ 1:46 am (#)

    This looks so amazing!! Pinned!

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  13. Erin benson — January 18, 2015 @ 10:47 pm (#)

    Oh. My. God. This is such a good recipe!! Thank you. One of the best tasting dishes I’ve ever had. 

    • Katie — January 18, 2015 @ 10:54 pm (#)

      Awesome! I’m so glad you liked it! They look great!

  14. Erin benson — January 18, 2015 @ 10:48 pm (#)

    http://instagram.com/p/yBb76VkCSO/
    Here’s a link to the picture of the lettuce wraps I made :) 

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  17. Bess — January 24, 2015 @ 6:26 pm (#)

    This is a winner! My (grown) son who has quite the discerning palate gave it 5 stars!  So yummy! Thank you! 

    • Katie — January 24, 2015 @ 6:55 pm (#)

      Woohoo! Glad to hear it!

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  22. Lacey — February 5, 2015 @ 1:23 am (#)

    Very yummy! So glad I came across this on pinstrest. My husband is not a fan of bell peppers so I only used one. He had no idea it was in there! Going in my make again pile. Thank a million 

  23. Lauren | Wicked Spatula — February 5, 2015 @ 8:52 am (#)

    Oh my, these look fantastic! I love cauliflower rice! 

  24. Mel — February 9, 2015 @ 4:43 am (#)

    This looks divine! The peanut sauce wins me over on this for sure.

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  26. tanya — February 21, 2015 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    Oddly enough I’m also craving peanut butter more than normal so can’t wait to try these..thx 

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  31. Leslie — March 21, 2015 @ 8:46 pm (#)

    Mmmm I just made this it was so good. I love the flavor combinations. The sauce was great, I want to make it again. For it I used a couple of big spoonfuls of coconut cream because I didn’t have coconut milk. And I used chunky peanut butter and a little bit of brown sugar instead of agave because that’s what I had. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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  35. Julia — May 7, 2015 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    I just want to say – THIS RECIPE IS THE ABSOLUTE PINNACLE OF DELIGHT! And I thank you for it. It is the most delicious savory peanut dish ever.

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  49. Sarah — June 4, 2015 @ 11:51 pm (#)

    These are really yummy! But I must contest the prep and cook time. It took me nearly double the amount of time, and I used a food processor for the entire thing. How did you make it so quickly?!  Either way, delicious. And thanks! 

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  58. Amber — December 21, 2015 @ 5:18 am (#)

    This recipe is amazing!! We always wind up craving for it a week or two after I make it. Just might have to make it a weekly dinner!

    • Katie — December 21, 2015 @ 9:18 am (#)

      Yay! Thank you so much for the comment!

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  61. Tamara — February 15, 2016 @ 11:51 pm (#)

    This was by far the best lettuce wrap I have ever eaten. I made the sauce with sunflower butter and seeds instead of peanut butter because my daughter is allergic to peanuts. It was still amazeballs!

    • Katie — February 16, 2016 @ 10:27 am (#)

      Awesome! So glad to hear that – thank you for your comment!

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  64. Melissa Herrmann — April 18, 2016 @ 4:35 pm (#)

    Is there anything we can do with leftover peanut sauce?? It’s so delicious! Give me some other wonderful things to put it on!!

    • Katie — April 18, 2016 @ 8:01 pm (#)

      You can use it as a salad dressing – I have a Thai peanut salad on the blog – the dressing is a little different, but I think this sauce would work well. Otherwise make some rice noodles, sauté veggies, and toss together for a noodle dish – that’s one of my favorites! Glad you like this!

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  66. Dana — June 7, 2016 @ 9:26 am (#)

    We LOVE cauliflower rice but this brings it up a whole new level! Our diet is to take out carbs as much as possible so this does just that.  Can’t wait to try this one !!

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