Crispy smoked tofu tacos with tomato-almond salsa

Crispy smoked tofu tacos with tomato-almond salsa

Crispy smoked tofu tacos with tomato-almond salsa

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
While a steady diet of grilled veggie dogs and corn on the cob isn’t the worst thing that’s ever happened to us, a little variety never hurt anyone, and fortunately, the variations on tacos are nearly endless. Our go-to taco recipe has tempeh and black beans, familiar fixings like avocado and cherry tomatoes, and a classic taco flavor, thanks to a delicious creamy cashew sauce spiked with citrus and cumin. For a more sophisticated take on the time-honored taco, try this crispy smoky tofu and tomato-almond salsa taco. The textures in this recipe are to die for, from the crispiness of the fried tofu to the crunch of the soaked almonds in the salsa.

Ingredients

Crispy Smoked Tofu

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Tacos & Salsa

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into 4
  • ༠red onion, finely minced
  • ½ cup àraw almonds, soaked in warm water 30 minutes, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped (or more, for garnish)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • ¼ cup Vegenaise
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Corn tortillas
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 avocado

Preparation

Crispy Smoked Tofu

  1. Cut tofu into cubes. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Add tofu and let marinate at least 1 hour or chill overnight to blend flavors even more. 
  2. In a wok over medium-high heat, cook tofu about 10 minutes or until golden crisp.

Tacos & Salsa

  1. For the salsa, in a bowl, mix chopped cherry tomatoes, red onion, soaked almonds and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Mix Vegenaise, sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. Heat corn tortillas for several seconds each in a hot pan, and dress with tomato-almond salsa, grated carrot, crispy tofu, avocado and more cilantro. Top with spicy Vegenaise sauce.
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