Sunday, June 3, 2012
Makes 4 large tacos
Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
I’ve had fun experimenting with tofu and this recipe is a keeper. Much of it can be made in advance (the Homemade Taco Seasoning, the yogurt sauce, and the lettuce mixture.) As you can see it’s pretty enough to serve at a party. When we had this for dinner, there was enough of everything to make a tofu taco salad for lunch the next day. Be sure and add this to your Meatless Monday repertoire.
1 16 oz. package of extra firm tofu
1 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 Tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 lime (1 zested and juiced)
¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 to 3 cups shredded lettuce (I used romaine.)
3 to 4 scallions, sliced
3 to 4 radishes, sliced or chopped (You could substitute and/or add other crunchy veggies like carrots, cucumbers, zucchini or snap peas.)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 whole-wheat lavash or whole-wheat tortillas
Mix and match toppings for the tacos:
1 cup shredded pepper jack or mozzarella cheese (I used habanero cheese.)
1 tomato chopped
½ cup fresh salsa
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Lay the tofu block flat on a stack of paper towels; top with more paper towels, and then put a heavy skillet on top to press out the excess water, about 10 minutes. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
Meanwhile, toss the lettuce, radishes, scallions, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, the lime zest and half the lime juice in a large bowl.
Mix the yogurt with the remaining lime juice in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle the tofu cubes with ½ Tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with the taco seasoning. Toss until completely coated. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add the tofu and cook until it begins to crisp on all sides, turning as you go, about 7 minutes or so.
Toast the lavash or tortillas in a dry skillet, 1 minute per side, or wrap in a damp towel and microwave 1 minute. Fill with the tofu, lettuce mixture, and then drizzle with the yogurt sauce. Serve with your choice of toppings.
Homemade Taco Seasoning (Recipe from Allrecipes.com)1 Tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
1½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Mix together the ingredients and store in an airtight container.