Pork and Tofu Lettuce Cups

Calories per serving: 180

Fat per serving: 7g (1.5g saturated)

Pork and Tofu Lettuce Cups

A great way to enjoy tofu, especially for those who haven't tried it yet!


    Pork and Tofu Lettuce Cups
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 block firm tofu, drained well and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, cleaned and separated into leaves
  • Toppings
  • 1 bag broccoli slaw (undressed)
  • bean sprouts
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh mint
  • lime slices


  1. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, vinegar, ginger, sugar, and garlic.
  2. In a medium sauté pan over moderately high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the ground pork and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain any excess oil from the pan then add the sauce to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the tofu and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. To serve, scoop several heaping tablespoons of the pork and tofu mixture into each romaine lettuce “cup” then top with broccoli slaw, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, and lime slices.


Submitted to Michelle Obama's Let's Move Healthy Lunchtime Challenge by Rose Scott, age 12 from California.