Tofu Tacos

So yep, more tofu. 😉 These were pretty easy to prepare, although my tofu didn’t taste anything like taco seasoning. Maybe I didn’t sprinkle enough on? We all really liked these, except Toby didn’t like the “sour cream stuff“, which is the Greek yogurt mixture. These were good and different. The cheese I used was fat-free mozzarella instead of part-skim, so it wasn’t quite as flavorful as it could be. I would make these again. I served these with chips and salsa.

rating: 8.5

Tofu Tacos
(Food Network magazine, Jan/Feb. 2011)


12 ounces firm tofu, drained and cut into 8 slices
4 cups shredded coleslaw mix
1 small bunch radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (I omitted)
1 bunch scallions, sliced (I omitted)
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 limes (1 zested and juiced, 1 cut into wedges)
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
8 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella or pepper jack cheese (I used fat-free mozzarella)
1/4 cup jarred salsa verde


Lay the tofu slices flat on a stack of paper towels; top with more paper towels, then put a heavy skillet on top to press out the excess water, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the coleslaw, radishes, cilantro, scallions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the lime zest and half of the lime juice in a large bowl. Mix the yogurt with the remaining lime juice in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Brush the tofu on all sides with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with the taco seasoning. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add the tofu and cook until it begins to crisp, about 5 minutes; flip and cook 2 more minutes. Cut into strips.

Toast the tortillas in a dry skillet, 1 minute per side, or wrap in a damp towel and microwave 1 minute. Fill with the tofu, cheese and slaw, then drizzle with the yogurt sauce and salsa. Serve with the lime wedges.

Per serving: Calories 481; Fat 19 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 4 mg; Sodium 537 mg; Carbohydrate 56 g; Fiber 8 g; Protein 22 g

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