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Banh Mi Tofu Tacos
with pickled vegetables / pineapple smoothie

Active: 30 minTotal: 1 hr

Even community members who weren't tofu fans said they loved the flavorful tofu that filled these tacos when they were first featured in 2017.
Smarts: If you're not up for trying tofu, chopped chicken or beef would be great substitutes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Banh Mi Tofu Tacos:
  • Tofu, extra firm (vacuum packed preferable) - 16 oz, cubed (sub chicken breast, ground turkey, or pork for a non-veg version)
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Ketchup - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Sesame seeds, white (opt) - 2 tsp
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
  • Sriracha - 2 tsp (sub hot sauce of choice)
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 8
Asian Pickled Vegetables:
  • Coleslaw mix - 6 oz (sub thinly sliced cabbage)
  • Carrots, pre-shredded - 5 oz
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
Pineapple Banana Smoothie:
  • Pineapple, frozen cubes - 12 oz
  • Bananas - 2
  • Coconut water - 1 cup (sub water or fruit juice)

Nutrition Facts

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first. Slice into 1" / 2.5 cm cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Make sauce - Chop garlic. Whisk together garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, honey, vinegar (portion for tofu), and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make pickled vegetables - Toss together coleslaw mix, shredded carrots, vinegar (portion for the vegetables), and sugar. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Make smoothies - Blend pineapple, bananas, and coconut water in a blender until smooth. Add some additional coconut water, water, or juice a bit at a time if needed to get a smooth consistency.

Make

  1. Heat a wok or nonstick pan with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu and saute until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Pour sauce over tofu and simmer until sauce thickens and coats tofu, ~2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds.
  2. Whisk together mayonnaise, Sriracha, and juice from one lime wedge. Taste and add more Sriracha if you'd like it spicier.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  4. Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with pickled vegetables and tofu. Top with cilantro and Sriracha mayonnaise. Serve with extra lime wedges and smoothies on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 29 reviews

Pretty simple meal. This was the first time I made tofu that was tasty. I think it was the sauce and the extra firm tofu I found. Added a roasted sweet potato for a side starch.

By: Margaret
Posted: Apr 30, 2019
Diet: Original

Delicious & flavourful!! Lovedit

By: Judy
Posted: Apr 30, 2019
Diet: Original

Delicious tofu meal! We used cucumbers instead of shredded carrots and subbed Greek yogurt for most of the mayo. Everyone enjoyed it - including our six-year-old.

By: Kirsten
Posted: Apr 29, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

We used chicken instead of tofu. Turned out so good!

By: Shannon
Posted: Apr 28, 2019
Diet: Original

We’ve made this before and it’s an absolute favorite of ours.

By: Chris
Posted: Apr 28, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

The smoothie was great (I used coconut milk as the liquid), but there wasn’t enough flavor in the banh mi for my taste.

By: Jeanine
Posted: Apr 27, 2019
Diet: Paleo