Thai Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps


  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cauliflower OR 4 large carrots OR any veggies you have on hand (mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, or squash also work well)
  • 8 oz of your favorite ground meat (pork, chicken, turkey…) or firm tofu
  • Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion onion powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp thai red curry paste
    • Note: You can substitute green or yellow curry paste, curry powder, or make your own by mixing hot peppers of your choice with ginger and fresh garlic
  • Scallions or spring onions, sliced thin
  • Limes, cut in wedges (optional)
  • Sesame Seeds (optional)


Peanut Sauce

  • 1 heaped tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk (from a tin)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp red thai curry paste
  • 1/2 lime



  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes. Cut the cauliflower, peeled carrots, or vegetable of choice into similar sized pieces and place in a large roasting tin.
    • Note: Sweet potatoes, squash, cauliflower, and carrots can be mixed together; items such as zucchini, broccoli, and mushrooms will take less time to roast and should be kept separate
  • In a small bowl mix together the oil, garlic, onion, thai red curry paste and some salt and pepper.
  • Pour over the veggies and toss so they are all coated. 
  • Roast sweet potatoes and like vegetables  in the oven for 30-40 minutes; other vegetables should be checked after 15 minutes. 
  • Vegetables are ready when they are soft throughout and browned.
  • While veggies are roasting:
  • Make the peanut sauce by whisking all the ingredients together in a bowl. Thin with a little water if needed. Set aside for later.
  • Heat a frying pan on medium high heat with 1 tbsp soy sauce and some oil. 
  • Fry meat or tofu for 5-10 minutes, breaking up into small pieces, until browned and cooked through.
  • Add vegetables and meat or tofu  to a serving bowl and mix together.
  • To make wraps, place meat and vegetable mix in individual lettuce leaves, top with peanut sauce, scallions, and a squeeze of lime and sesame seeds (if using).
  • This is a fun family dinner to assemble-your-own at the table.  Enjoy! 


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