Tofu Tacos

Tofu Tacos
Staff Writer

You'll barely know that there's tofu in this recipe due to the flavorful and bold marinade, making this a satisfying and fulfilling taco dish for any vegan or vegetarian.

2
Servings
68
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Read more vegan recipes on JL's blog JL Goes Vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  block extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
  • 2  Teaspoons  avocado oil, or oil of your choice, plus more for frying
  • 1/4  Cup  red wine
  • 1/8  Cup  diced shallots
  • clove garlic
  • 1  Teaspoon  Sriracha sauce
  • white corn tortillas
  • handfuls baby spinach
  • dollops of vegan sour cream, preferably Tofutti
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice the tofu into 4 pieces and place in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon of the avocado oil, red wine, shallots, garlic, Sriracha, salt, and pepper. Pour the marinade over the tofu and let sit for 30 minutes.

Bake the tofu pieces for 30 minutes in the oven, flipping them over halfway through. During the final 15 minutes of baking the tofu, heat a dash of avocado oil in a skillet to medium-high and fry the tortillas for 1 minute on each side. Remove from the pan and fold into a taco shape.

While the tortillas are cooling, toss the baby spinach in the hot skillet. Reduce the heat to low and cover until the spinach is wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove the tofu from the oven and slice into thin strips. Layer the spinach, tofu, and dollop of sour cream into the tortillas and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
13mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
129mg
9%
Water
11g
0%

Tofu Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Tofu Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.