Lunch / Dinner

Spicy Tofu Tacos

Hi Guys!

Does anyone else have herbs growing this summer? I live in an apartment so on our balcony we have fresh herbs growing in railing planters. The ones I use the most are  dill, basil, mint, and of course cilantro. I think tacos are always best topped with some fresh cilantro.

I love vegan meat alternatives. Smokey maple bacon tempeh, Italian seitan, peanut butter tofu… yum.

For dinner last night I decided to make some tacos and had tofu on hand, so that’s what I went with and it turned out great! Of course I tried to make veggies the main ingredient 🙂

Spicy Tofu Tacos

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • Small handful snap peas, broken in half
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 T chili powder
  • 1/2 T paprika
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/3 black firm tofu, drained & rinsed
  • Juice of one lime

Additional:

  •  4 low carb, high protein & fiber tortilla – fajitas
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Nutritional yeast

Directions

  1. Heat a little olive or avocado oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the peppers, carrots, snap peas and red onion. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. While that is cooking add the tomatoes to a blender. Blend into a tomato sauce, leaving it a bit chunky.
  3. Add the chili powder, paprika and Himalayan salt to the pan. Saute for another minute.
  4. Stir in the tomato sauce and crumble in the tofu. Cover and simmer until the liquid reduces and is mostly adsorbed (about 13 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  5. Squeeze in the lime juice and stir.

To Serve:

  1. Heat tortillas in a pan on each side, on medium heat, for about 10 – 15 seconds.
  2. Scoop a bit of the filling into each warm tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes and some nooch / nutritional yeast. Top with a bit of thinly sliced avocado and fresh cilantro.
  4. Serve Immediately. Enjoy!

Try it out, adjust it, let me know what you think or how you made it your own!

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