This healthy Asian-inspired dish combines crunchy lettuce leaves filled with stir-fried tempeh and tender-crisp carrots. The combination of seasonings makes it full of flavor. A perfect light and satisfying meal, this recipe is as easy as it is delicious!

Ginger Sesame Tempeh Lettuce Cups

2 servings
  • 1 scoop of Herbalife Personalized Protein Powder*
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha or chili paste (or ½ teaspoon dried chili flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 6-ounce package tempeh, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into very thin matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 large lettuce leaves, such as bibb or romaine
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • In a shallow baking dish, stir together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, honey, sriracha, ginger and garlic. Add the cubed tempeh and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, then add the oil and tilt the skillet to spread the oil evenly. Add the tempeh along with the marinade.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has cooked off and the tempeh is nicely colored.
  • Add the carrots and stir-fry for about a minute or less, just until the carrots are tender-crisp.
  • Remove skillet from heat, sprinkle with water and Personalized Protein Powder and stir until well-incorporated.
  • Divide the mixture onto lettuce leaves and top with scallions and sesame seeds.

Makes 2 servings (2 lettuce cups per serving).

*Only when prepared as instructed on the product label does our product deliver the full nutrition benefits described on that label.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (Makes 2 servings, 2 lettuce cups per serving)

Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.