Dinner is ready in just 15 minutes with these super easy Teriyaki Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps! Spicy Teriyaki Sauce coats a texture-loaded mixture of shredded jackfruit, red bell pepper, and water chestnuts all wrapped in a lettuce leaf for a fun, quick, flavorful weeknight dinner!
If making homemade teriyaki sauce, begin preparing the sauce. The same goes with the rice, if making, begin the rice.
Prepare the jackfruit by first draining and rinsing it. Using your clean hands, take a triangle of jackfruit and shred it apart in your hands, including the thick base, and remove the seeds. Place the shredded pieces, seeds, and base in a bowl and set aside until ready to use.
In a large skillet add 1 tsp neutral oil of choice over medium heat, add the minced garlic and ginger (if using) and cook for about 1 minute. Add the chopped water chestnuts, red bell pepper, and shredded jackfruit. Stir to combine. Pour in the teriyaki sauce, stirring to coat the filling.
Reduce heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 8-10 min until sauce is slightly absorbed and thickened.
Add approximately 2-4 tablespoons of the filling to each lettuce leaf and garnish as desired. If using rice, place the rice in the lettuce leaf first, then add the topping.
Serving Size: with rice, this recipe will serve approximately 4 people, 2-3 wraps each. If you have bigger appetites, you may want to serve with additional sides.