The Tofu Taco Experiment

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I was determined to use up whatever we had before leftovers fill the fridge.  An inspection revealed tofu, broccoli, an avocado, and some cheese. So – what’s better than tacos!  Taco night is one of my favorites, for us or for a crowd, but I’ve never made a tofu taco.  I found this recipe to use as a base, and experimented along the way.  

Steps & Notes:

  1. Cut & dry the tofu.
    1. I had extra firm tofu and cut it into strips and then cubes.  To dry it, I covered it with a paper towel, a plate, and put a heavy bowl on top. I’m sure there is a more efficient way to do this. Something for further research.
  2. Coat and cook the tofu.
    1. Dip the tofu into a mixture of equal parts honey and sriracha. Then, coat it in the dry ingredients (ground flaxseed, 1 teaspoon each of chili powder and cumin, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper). the recipe suggested a heavy coat, which I agree was an important step.
    2. The recipe called for cornmeal, which I didn’t have. After testing a piece of tofu coated in almond flour and another with flaxseed I decided to use the flax it stayed bonded to the tofu better.
    3. The recipe also emphasized the use of an iron skillet, which I don’t have. My frying pan worked OK, but I’m curious to learn/read more about the benefits of cast iron. Thoughts?
  3. Prepare toppings.
    1. Tonight I made some roasted corn with crushed red pepper, roasted broccoli, jalapeno black beans, fresh tomatoes, fresh avocado, and of course some cheese.and greek yogurt.

Notes:

Taco night was a hit!  I will be sure to try these tofu tacos again, and will add even more to the table.

  • Refried beans
  • Beans & rice
  • Homemade salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Roasted peppers
  • Caramelized onions
  • Try new taco shells/tortillas
  • A fried egg

 

11 comments

  1. Yum yum yummm! What a lovely tasty recipe! 🙂

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  2. Thank you for the note and for stopping by! This was a delicious meal – I highly recommend it! Let me know if you try it and/or have any other ideas to spice it up.

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    1. I made it a couple of times now & once with home-made seitan crumbles! Yummm!

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  3. Very cool! So glad to hear that this was a hit at your house. It looks so delicious and I bet it would be even yummier with some avocado and sautéed onions. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Excellent ideas. I do love avocado on basically anything. This is the beauty of taco night – there are so many possibilities! Thanks for the note.

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      1. Avocado on toast with eggs is one of my favourite things EVER! 🙂

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      2. Yes! I was just saying last night to a friend that a fried egg makes everything better. You have the perfect combo there – avocado & and egg! Now i’m hungry.

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      3. SO true! Fried eggs on rice, on bread, on pasta (OMG have you tried that?) All so delicious. What else do you put fried eggs on? Need more yolk in my life 🙂

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      4. I have not tried fried eggs on pasta. Will try that soon. Some of my favorites are roasted veggies, and chili!

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      5. AH it’s amazing! You won’t even need a sauce because it gets so creamy and rich. Roasted veggies topped with a fried (just wrote friend haha) egg sounds like a MEAL! Yum. Thanks for sharing – that’s now on the to-make list 🙂

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      6. Excellent trade. I can’t wait to try the pasta as well! Looking forward to exploring more of your creations and getting even more ideas from you!

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