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Tofu Fajita Salad
bell peppers / tomatoes / corn / Latin spices

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
Not gonna lie - this is totally inspired by Chipotle's fajita salad bowl but you can't get tofu there! Enjoy this quick and flavorful salad and feel free to swap in whatever proteins you love.
Smarts: Double the saute and have them as wraps the next night.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Tofu Fajita Salad:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 1 lb , cubed (vaccum-packed preferable)
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Shallots - 1 bulb , sliced
  • Bell peppers, green - 1 , sliced
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , sliced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , sliced thinly
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 head , chopped
  • Tomatoes, Roma - 3 , chopped
  • Corn kernels, frozen or canned - 1 cup , thawed or drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cheese, queso fresco - 4 oz , crumbled (sub grated cheddar)
  • Tortilla chips (opt) - 1 cup , crushed
Creamy Paprika Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove , chopped
  • Vinegar, red wine - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first. Then cube and toss with garlic powder, paprika, coriander, cumin, and some salt. (Can be done up 1 day ahead)
  2. Shallots / Bell Peppers / Green onions - Prep as directed (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Prepare dressing - Mince garlic. Whisk garlic with red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, sour cream, paprika, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Romaine / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.
  5. Corn - Warm in microwave for frozen or drain and rinse for canned.

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Make

  1. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then shallots to heated oil with a sprinkle of salt. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  2. Next add tofu and saute for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Fold in peppers and toss for another 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Assemble salads with romaine, tomatoes, corn, green onions, and crumbled queso fresco. Toss with tofu and peppers and dressing. Season to taste with salt, pepper, or more of the spices!

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