February 22, 2023

Easy Thai Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
These chickpea lettuce wraps feature all of the major Thai flavors: sweet, sour, spicy and salty. Stuff the chickpea mixture into crisp romaine lettuce leaves, and top them with crunchy veggies, and salty cashews. Serve these with a bowl of jasmine or fried rice on the side. Looking for more easy vegetarian recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 2


  • 1 tsp minced garlic, on microplane
  • 1 tsp minced ginger, on microplane
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • ¼ tsp fish sauce (optional- omit if vegetarian or vegan)
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 8 oz water chestnuts, sliced
  • ½ English cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely diced
  • ¼ cup salted cashews, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, mirin, fish sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil and salt. Toss the chickpeas in the sauce and then spread on prepared sheet pan.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until most of the sauce has absorbed into the chickpeas, but they are still tender.
  • To serve, place chickpeas in lettuce leaves; top with water chestnuts, cucumber, red pepper, cashews, cilantro and mint.
  • Finish these off with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, game-day, gluten-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian

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