Start with base flavours: onions, sweet peppers, carrots and celery. Saute until lightly caramelized. Allow to cool.
Prepare the lettuce. Romaine works well: it's crunchy and its shape holds the filling well.
Fill the lettuce leaves with the sauteed vegetables, tofu and fresh veg. Julienned fresh carrots, tomatoes, bean sprouts and Thai basil complete the flavour and texture palette. Served with a peanut dipping sauce:
Chopping the lettuce and mixing all the ingredients makes for a perfect spicy salad. Add cashews for extra protein.