Tired of bringing hummus to parties as your vegan appetizer of choice? Then these spicy lettuce wraps--which are sure to please any crowd of eaters--are your next party offering. Simple to prepare, satisfying, and full of flavor. —Gena Hamshaw
frozen, vegan meatless balls
large clove garlic, finely minced or grated on a microplane
Transfer the meatless balls to a rectangular glass lock container or a wide, shallow bowl. Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour marinade over the meatless balls, cover, and allow them to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
While the meatless balls marinate, mix all slaw ingredients (carrots through red pepper flakes) together in a mixing bowl and adjust seasoning to taste.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or saute pan. Add the meatless balls and cook, stirring the balls often so that they brown evenly, for 4-6 minutes, or until lightly browned throughout.
To serve the lettuce wraps, place 2 meatless balls and a spoonful of the slaw into each lettuce cup. Add any additional toppings you like, wrap, and enjoy!
Gena is a registered dietitian, recipe developer, and food blogger. She's the author of three cookbooks, including Power Plates (2017) and Food52 Vegan (2015). She enjoys cooking vegetables, making bread, and challenging herself with vegan baking projects.