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Blackened Tofu Tacos

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Blackened Tofu Tacos

Mildly spicy, blackened tofu is tucked on top of a sweet coleslaw and covered with an easy fire-roasted salsa for a quick, tasty, and healthy dinner!

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Blackened Tofu Tacos

1
package (14 ounce) extra-firm tofu
1
package (1-ounce) Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
1 1/2
tablespoons dried oregano (or 3/4 Tbsp oregano powder)
1
box (4.6-ounce) Old El Paso Crunchy Taco Shells
1
cup cauliflower florets, cut into very small crumbles
1
tablespoon plain greek yogurt or sour cream
1
tablespoon mayonnaise
1
lime, juiced
1
tablespoon scallions, sliced thin
1
can (14-ounce) Muir Glen fireroasted tomatoes
1/4
purple onion
1/4
cup cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
grated sharp cheddar cheese for topping

Directions

  • 1 Remove the tofu from the package, drain it, and cut it into bite-sized cubes.
  • 2 Prepare spice mixture by adding 1-1/2 Tbsp dried oregano or 3/4 Tbsp oregano powder to the packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. Stir together until well combined.
  • 3 Dip the tofu cubes into the spice mixture.
  • 4 In a non-stick grill pan or large skillet, heat 4-5 Tbsp of oil to medium-high heat. Add tofu to the hot oil and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the spice mixture is black and crispy. You don't want to actually burn the tofu, but the oregano in the recipe turns a dark shade of green-black, and gives the tofu its final blackened look and flavor.
  • 5 To make the Cauliflower Coleslaw: In a small bowl, mix together the cauliflower crumbles, greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, and scallions. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6 To Make the Fire-Roasted Pantry Salsa: In a blender, combine the tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Blend until pureed. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7 In taco shells, layer Cauliflower Coleslaw, tofu, Fire-Roasted Salsa. Top with cheese and enjoy!
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Blackened Tofu Tacos  

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen

Go vegetarian tonight! Turn tofu into a super-quick, super tasty dinner with this absurdly easy recipe.


When my house full of picky eaters stands around the stove and begs for a bite of tofu, I know something has been done right. That situation is exactly what arose today as I cooked up a bunch of tofu tacos.

This recipe for Blackened Tofu Tacos is surprisingly snappy and it makes your house smell so good, you'll want to lick the walls. Here's how to make the magic happen at your house.

Upclose Look at Tofu Tacos

Grab a package of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. It's rich, hearty flavor sets off our taco coating with utter perfection.

Taco Seasoning for Tofu Tacos

You'll also need a box of Old El Paso White Corn Taco Shells. We always crisp ours in a hot oven for a few minutes, just to get that extra fresh flavor and crunch.

Recipe Ingredients for Tofu Tacos

And, you'll need a block of Extra Firm Tofu. A lot of tofu recipes call for some marinating before hand to give the tofu a deep, intense flavor. This recipe, with is heavy coat of spices, doesn't need any preparation. Just pull the tofu from the package, drain it, and cut it into bite-sized cubes.

Tofu Ingredient for Tofu Tacos

To prepare your spice mixture, add 1-1/2 tablespoon dried oregano or 3/4 tablespoon of oregano powder to your packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. Stir together until well combined.

Spices for Tofu Tacos

Dip your cubes of tofu into the spice mixture.

Dipping Tofu into Spices for Tofu Tacos Recipe

In a non-stick grill pan or large skillet, heat 4-5 tablespoons of oil to medium-high heat. Add your tofu to the hot oil and cook it for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the spice mixture is black and crispy.

You don't want to actually burn your tofu, but the oregano in the recipe turns a dark shade of green-black, and gives the tofu it's final "blackened" look and flavor.

Seasoned Tofu for Tofu Tacos Recipe

After a few minutes, you might think you're done because the spiced mixture on the tofu is turning dark…

Frying Tofu for Tofu Tacos

But make sure you allow it to cook until the spices are crispy. Add a little more oil, if needed, to fry the spices into crisped perfection.

Final Step in Tofu Tacos Prep

Serve your tofu tucked into tacos with a sweet coleslaw, and a zesty fireroasted pantry salsa, a bit of sharp cheddar cheese, and a heart full of gold.

Tofu Tacos Recipe

More Tofu Recipes


If you liked this recipe, you might be on your way to becoming a tofu fan! Here are more recipes to try:

For more tofu ideas, check out our Tofu Recipes collection.



Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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