Back with a Tofu recipe 🙂 Every time I cook with Tofu… I am amazed how it picks up flavors of seasonings you mix it with. So today I decided to make something I eat at a joint called Barberitos – a southwestern style of Mexican fast food, using fresh veggies and healthy options like grilled chicken, fish, and TOFU. Our local Barberitos owner is just wonderful man and makes his own concoctions at times… like he made chicken curry taco one time-adds his own sauces and makes it taste yum!! So first time I tried Tofu Taco, he spiced it from me… took crumbled taco, added some spices into it and cooked it a little before laying it on the tortilla. So I tried to recreate it today 🙂
BEAN AND TOFU TACO
(Makes 2 tortilla)
1/4 piece extra firm tofu-dried and crumbled
1/2 can black bean, drained and rinsed
Lettuce chopped (I use romaine-Iceberg lettuce has no nutritional value)
Cajun Seasoning, as per taste (you could use taco seasoning)
salt, as per taste
Chili Sauce, as per taste (or could use red chilli flakes or red chilli powder)
1 tsp Oil (I used mix of Canola and Safflower oils)
Picco De Gallo (recipe follows).
1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the crumbled tofu and beans.
2. Add the seasonings- cajun, salt and chilli sauce as per your taste. Cook for few minutes till water from tofu evaporates and the mixture is a little dry.
3. Heat a tortilla. Lay 1/2 of the mixture, picco, cheese and lettuce. Fold and ENJOY!!
NOTE: You could make Chicken taco by cooking raw chicken with seasonings and shred to use or use some deli chicken, shred and saute with seasonings.
PICCO DE GALLO
(Enough for 4 tacos)
1/4 red onion, finely chopped.
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
Cilantro, finely chopped
Jalapeno, as per taste, finely chopped
Salt, as per taste
Lime Juice, as per taste.
Mix all the ingredients and taste the seasonings. You want to make sure it has right amount of salt and lime juice.
My pile high taco 😉 Absolutely delicious…. Bean and Tofu together make it filling…. the picco gives burst of freshness (thanks to tomatoes, cilantro, and lime) and lettuce gives the right crunch. Of course I made chicken taco for my husband- shredded some deli buffalo chicken and sauteed it with cajun, salt, and chilli sauce.
Now that stomach and mind are full and happy…. Time to get to some crafting 😉
Until Next time,