Monday, January 14, 2013

Vegetarian Tacos

Don’t let the Tofu in this recipe scare you away.  Tell your kids it’s chicken and they will never know the difference (I’m speaking from experience).  These are very flavorful and yummy - a great way to ease into tofu if you are new to it.


1 (16 oz. package tofu (squeeze water out and crumble - should look similar to cottage cheese)
2 TBSP. vegetable oil
1 1/2 TBSP. minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Taco Shells
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Sliced avocados
Shredded cheese
Salsa, if desired

  1. Over a medium heat fry the crumbled tofu, oil, garlic and onion in a large skillet for 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, cayenne, cumin, salt, lime juice and tomato sauce to the skillet and stir. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the cilantro. Spoon mixture in a serving bowl.
  2. Spoon the tofu mixture into taco shells. Top the mixture with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, Cheddar cheese and salsa.

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