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Grilled Tofu and Corn Tacos
with peach and basil smoothie

Active: 35 min Total: 55 min

A basic marinade infuses tofu with flavor for these tacos topped with corn, avocados and crisp lettuce. Peach and basil are a summer match made in heaven, and they create a surprisingly unique smoothie to enjoy on the side.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Marinated Tofu:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
  • Tofu, extra firm (vacuum packed preferable) - 16 oz, 1/2" / 1.3cm sticks
Grilled Tofu and Corn Tacos:
  • Corn, fresh - 2 ears, shucked
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 hearts, chopped
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Tortillas, corn or flour and taco-sized - 8
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 6 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Peach and Basil Smoothie:
  • Peaches, fresh or frozen - 16 oz, chopped
  • Basil - 4 leaves
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 3/4 cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Ice - 1 cup

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Prep

  1. Make marinade - Chop garlic. Whisk together garlic, oil, vinegar, paprika, oregano and lemon zest. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Corn - Shuck corn. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first. Slice into 1/2" (1.3 cm) sticks. Pour marinade over tofu and marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Make smoothie - Combine all smoothie ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add a splash more water if the smoothie is too thick to blend easily.
  5. Lettuce / Limes / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. If cooking tofu / corn on the stovetop: Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a boil. Add corn and boil until tender, 8 to 12 minutes.
  2. {Stovetop}: While corn boils, heat a skillet over medium heat. Brush skillet with some cooking oil. Remove tofu from marinade and place in hot skillet (reserve marinade). Sear tofu on all sides, seasoning it with some salt and pepper as it cooks. When tofu is seared on all sides, add marinade to pan and simmer tofu in marinade for 2 minutes.
  3. If cooking tofu / corn on a grill: Heat grill to 400F / 204C degrees, leaving one part of grill with indirect heat. Clean grates and brush with some cooking oil. Place corn over direct heat and sear on all sides. Move to indirect heat and continue cooking until tender, 6 to 8 minutes more.
  4. {Grill}: (If you have a grill basket, you can use it to cook the tofu.) Remove tofu from marinade and shake off any excess (discard marinade). Sear tofu on all sides, seasoning it with some salt and pepper as it cooks.
  5. Transfer tofu to a serving platter and set corn on a cutting board to cool. When corn is cool, shave kernels off cobs.
  6. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  7. Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with tofu, lettuce, avocado slices, corn kernels and a spoonful of yogurt. Use lime wedges to squeeze over top and finish with some hot sauce if you’d like.
  8. Serve tacos with smoothie on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (57)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (10)

26 reviews

Who doesn't like tacos? We had a side salad instead of smoothies.

By: Jill
Posted: Jul 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I noted some comments that the chicken was bland, so I cubed/tenderized/seasoned it, then marinated for around 3 hours, then cooked stovetop with a slightly different method than the recipe since the pieces were so small. It was really yummy - moist and flavorful! Also, I made a different peach and basil salsa recipe, which included tomato, jalapeño, and onion. (Are any of those ingredients not paleo-friendly? I don't actually follow a paleo diet, I just like salsa better than I like smoothies)

By: Kathryn
Posted: Jul 25, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This marinade is incredible. It is now our go-to marinade for chicken. We have a particularly smoky paprika which makes the flavor pop.

By: Emilie
Posted: Sep 12, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not enough flavor in the tacos, but smoothie was interesting.

By: Leah
Posted: Sep 10, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Peach/basil smoothie wasn't very good.

By: EJ
Posted: Aug 27, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chicken was dry, perhaps overcooked, even though it had only just reached 160F. The meal was overall lacking substance with just chicken, salsa, and salad.

By: Carolyn
Posted: Aug 16, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful