Tofu Tacos

These delicious tofu tacos will turn any tofu hater into a tofu lover! Shredded extra firm tofu marinaded with Mexican spices that show off that umami meat-like flavor and texture. The perfect taco for those that still want the flavor and texture of meat in a plant-based taco.

tofu tacos on a mexican vegan plate.

Tofu Tacos

When I said goodbye to meat I knew I was going to miss tacos. There is nothing better than a meaty taco that’s loaded with flavor, lime, and salsa. These tofu tacos are the perfect alternative that provides a similar flavor and satisfaction to regular tacos but at a cheaper price and with added health benefits. I can safely say that everyone that has tried this shredded tofu meat is impressed after trying it.

tofu tacos on an authentic mexican plate.

Key Ingredients

  • High-protein tofu: I like to use high-protein tofu for this recipe. High-protein tofu is the best texture for this recipe and it’s also easier to prep as it does not need to be pressed. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s. 
  • Soy Sauce, Tamari, or Salsa Maggie: This adds that great umami flavor that beef has. You can also use coconut aminos or liquid aminos.
  • Nutritional Yeast: Also known as “nooch”. The star of the show! Nooch is flavorful, umami, nutty, cheesy, and incredibly addicting. I recommend buying it at Trader joe’s if you have one nearby as it is the most affordable. This ingredient really takes this tofu meat to the next level.
  • Spices and seasonings: The best spices to include for Mexican flavor: cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika or chili powder. You can also feel free to use a pre-made seasoning mix. I like to use Todo Verde’s carnitas seasoning
shredded tofu tacos meat.

Tips for the Best Tofu Tacos

  1. Marinade tofu in a sauce for 15-30 so it can soak up the flavor. 5-10 minutes also works!
  2. Don’t want to use the oven? Air fry at 390 F for 16-22 minutes (depending on how crispy you like it). Toss every 7-8 minutes to cook evenly.

Recipes to add Tofu Carnita To:

Authentic Enchiladas

Pozole Verde o Pozole Rojo

Vegan Torta de Carnita

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
tofu tacos on a mexican vegan plate.

Tofu Tacos


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These delicious tofu tacos will turn any tofu hater into a tofu lover! Shredded extra firm tofu marinaded with Mexican spices that show off that umami meat-like flavor and texture. The perfect taco for those that still want the flavor and texture of meat in a plant-based taco.


Ingredients

Scale

Tofu Carnita:

  • 1 block extra protein tofu, shredded
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Other ingredients:

  • Tortillas
  • Cilantro, minced
  • Onions, diced
  • Limes, sliced
  • Salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Prep a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Shred tofu and add to a mixing bowl. Add soy sauce, and toss. Add oil, and toss. Add the spices, and toss one last time.
  3. Add marinaded shredded tofu to the baking tray. Spread it out evenly as much as possible so it bakes evenly.
  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  5. Once the tofu is ready, heat up your comal/griddle for the tortillas.
  6. Build your tacos by filling them with the tofu carnita, onion, cilantro, salsa, and lime!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Tofu
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Keywords: tofu tacos, shredded tofu, vegan tacos, plant-based tacos, vegan carnitas

3 thoughts on “Tofu Tacos

  1. Pingback: Tlayuda - Mexican Pizza!

  2. Pingback: Menudo (Plant-Based Recipe)

  3. Pingback: Vegan Pozole (Authentic Family Recipe!)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star