Lettuce and Tofu Balls

When you're craving a quick, easy and healthy meal, make these lettuce-wrapped chicken and tofu balls.


  • 300 grams tofu
  • 200 grams ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon instant dashi powder
  • 3 tablespoons potato starch
  • 8 leaves lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • Minced ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar


  1. Wash the lettuce and drain well of excess moisture.
  2. Microwave tofu for 2 minutes at 500 watts. Then place on a flat plate and let it rest for 20 minutes. Drain of excess liquid. Mince the ginger and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine drained tofu, ground chicken, sesame oil, ginger, dashi and potato starch and mix well with a spoon.
  4. Mix 1 tablespoon potato starch with the shredded lettuce and mix to distribute evenly.
  5. Place chicken mixture into the center and mold into a ball.
  6. Arrange the lettuce balls onto a square pan and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 6 minutes at 500 watts.
  7. Top with minced ginger and serve with soy sauce and vinegar mixture.