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Asian Tofu Tacos
with tangy cabbage slaw / Sriracha crema

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Asian Tofu Tacos got great reviews back in 2020 for their combination of bright flavors and varied textures, so we wanted to bring them back tonight.
Smarts: Don't forget to season the coleslaw with some salt right before serving. Salt will help the other flavors to really pop.


Asian Tofu Tacos:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz , 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick strips (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Avocados - 1 , chopped
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 8
Asian-Style Coleslaw:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz
  • White sesame seeds (opt) - 2 tsp
Sriracha Crema:
  • Sour cream - 1/2 cup
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
  • Sriracha - 1 tsp , more or less to taste


  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 strips. (Make these fairly long and skinny so they will fit inside the tacos.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Marinate tofu - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating while tofu marinates.) Place tofu in a baking dish. Whisk together soy sauce (portion for tacos) and honey and pour over tofu. Toss to coat tofu. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Make Sriracha crema - Whisk together sour cream, lime juice, and Sriracha. Taste and add more Sriracha if you’d like it spicier. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Green onions - Chop green onions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Make coleslaw - In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, cooking oil, brown sugar, soy sauce (portion for coleslaw), and toasted sesame oil. Add green onions and coleslaw mix and toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  6. Avocados - Chop avocados.

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  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. Transfer baking dish with tofu and marinade to the heated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking, until tofu is heated through and starting to turn golden around the edges.
  3. When tofu is nearly finished cooking, add sesame seeds to coleslaw and toss well. Season with some salt.
  4. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  5. Assemble tacos by filling them with coleslaw, tofu, and avocados. Top with Sriracha crema. If you have extra coleslaw, serve it on the side. Enjoy!



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