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Southwestern Tofu Tacos
with avocado / tangy herb yogurt sauce / potato wedges

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Layer flavors onto these unique tacos with seasoned tofu, tangy pickled onions, and creamy avocados.
Smarts: For an easy shortcut, use frozen potato wedges or sweet potato fries instead of starting with raw potatoes in this recipe.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Southwestern Tofu Tacos:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz, 1/2" / 1.3 cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Onions, red - 1/2, thinly sliced into rings
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 3 Tbsp
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 8
Roasted Potato Wedges:
  • Potatoes, russet - 1 lb, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
Tangy Herb Yogurt Sauce:
  • Parsley, curly-leaf - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Yogurt, Greek or plain - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  2. Make sauce - Skip if sauce was made ahead for Tuesday. Chop parsley. Combine parsley with yogurt, lemon juice, and mustard. Season with some salt. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Onions - Slice onions. Combine with vinegar and let them soak until ready to use (this will help mellow the flavor). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  4. Potatoes / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.

  2. Place a wire rack over a sheet pan. Toss potato wedges with oil and then season with cumin (portion for potatoes) and some salt and pepper. Spread out on wire rack so that none of the potatoes are touching.

  3. Bake potato wedges until tender and golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

  4. While potatoes roast, toss tofu with chili powder, cumin (portion for tacos), and ground coriander. Season with some salt and pepper.

  5. Heat a nonstick pan with oil (portion for tacos). Add tofu and sear on all sides until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes total.

  6. When potatoes are finished cooking, squeeze lime juice over top.

  7. Drain vinegar off onions.

  8. Warm tortillas according to package directions.

  9. Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with tofu, onions, avocados, and sauce. Serve potato wedges on the side. Use any extra sauce as a dip for potatoes. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (86)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (7)

37 reviews

This tasted good even without the yogurt sauce, and used avocado, cheese and tomatoes instead. Brioche buns are yummy. I doubled all of the spices.

By: Kristine
Posted: May 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

One of our favorite meals! The salad that compliments the burgers is so fresh and a summer favorite!

By: Kate
Posted: Jun 24, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

It was good! I skipped the cumin, but threw in more of the other spices. It still needed more salt. The Tangy Herb Yogurt Sauce was really good, and we added cucumber and bell pepper for dipping.

By: Kirsten
Posted: May 25, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Cumin overpowered everything

By: andres
Posted: May 11, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made frozen fries instead of fresh to save time. Was so yummy!!!!

By: Susan
Posted: May 06, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't have egg for the patties but still turned out well. Liked the spices in the burgers and we used the sauce for both the burgers and fries.

By: Sundi
Posted: May 05, 2018
Diet: Original
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