tofu tacos_FPBack in the day, tofu was always a weird food to me. My image of tofu was a product with a bland taste, which could be transformed to have the consistency of meat. What was the purpose of trying to make something taste like meat if you were trying to avoid meat? Over the years, however, I have learned to appreciate tofu as one of the great healthy foods, and have learned the right ways to prepare tofu with amazing flavors.

Stuffing for tacosMy inspiration for trying tofu in my cooking was my friend Silas, who always bragged about how good his tofu tacos were. I was curious – how good could tofu be? By the time I was finally invited over to try his tofu tacos, which were amazing, I had already developed my own little recipe. His version of tofu tacos is actually not too far from my own, but mine are perhaps a bit spicier. Silas also introduced me to a taco topping that I now can’t live without, kalamata olives. That amazing salty taste perfectly complements the other flavors in the right way – give it a try even if you think it sounds a bit strange.

Today it is rare that we eat meat tacos at home, both because we try to keep a healthier lifestyle and because the tofu tacos are really good.

Here is the recipe for Natural homemade taco seasoning

 tofu taco ingredients

SpicyTofu Tacos
Serves 4
84 calories
6 g
0 g
7 g
1 g
1 g
44 g
65 g
3 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 65mg
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Tofu tacos ingredients
  1. • 1 package of extra firm tofu
  2. • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. • 1 small onion, cut into small cubes
  4. • 2 garlic cloves
  5. • Juice from ½ lime
  6. • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  7. • About 2 ½ tablespoon homemade taco seasoning (see DiepLicious natural homemade taco seasoning)
  1. • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  1. 1. Press the liquid from the tofu for about 20 min.  To press the tofu, you can place it on a plate, with another plate on top, and then add some weight on top (for example, a couple of heavy books).
  2. 2. Heat olive oil in a pan, and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent and slightly browned.
  3. 3. Crumble the tofu with your hands and add it to the pan with the onions and garlic.
  4. 4. Mix in the taco seasoning (you can add more or less of the taco seasoning depending on how flavorful and spicy you like it) and stir until well mixed. Add the squeezed lime juice and tomato paste, and stir until combined. If the tofu is too dry, you can add a tablespoon or two of water to dilute the tomato paste and create a sauce.
  5. 4. Transfer the tofu to a serving bowl, and garnish with cilantro.
  6. 5. Serve the tofu with you favorite toppings such as sliced cherry tomatoes, lettuce, chopped kalamata olives, lime wedges, fresh corn, sour cream, salsa, shredded mozzarella cheese, avocado (guacamole) and black beans.
Stuffed tofu taco2



Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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