Vegan Tofu Tacos with Peanut Sauce are my lastest creation.
Crispy Tofu, a delicious vegan peanut sauce, and some veggies to accompany.
While I am not vegan, I do have a history with vegetarianism. And I enjoy cooking vegan food.
I was a vegetarian for most of my life, and after a couple year hiatus, nowadays I eat predominantly vegetarian, with some seafood in the mix.
So, often times, my lunch looks like something like this.
Growing up a vegetarian, I never really liked tofu. But now I know it’s because the couple times I’ve tried it, it wasn’t cooked right.
I will tell you how I like my tofu. All you need is a frying pan with a layer of fat of choice, sizzling. Slice pressed tofu, sprinkle salt over it. Add to hot pan. Flip. Fry a bit more. Remove. Eat. Done! Alternatively, you can simply bake them too. Crisp them up in the oven!
It’s seriously so delicious!!!
And the best thing is to eat these tacos with homemade tortillas. They’re easy to make and so rewarding. Check out my recipes for homemade tortilla: Flour Tortillas, Spinach Tortillas, or Sourdough Tortillas (aka my favorite).
If you aren’t a fan of tofu, give it a chance. Make it like this! It’s simple, fast and delicious! You won’t be sorry!
This is the second post on Peanut Butter Week, here at Pies and Tacos. Our first post was this PB&J cake.
Vegan Tofu Tacos with Peanut Sauce
- 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger grated
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 14 oz block of extra-firm tofu
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 6 tortillas
Mix all ingredients but the almond milk in a small blender. Blend until combined. Slowly add the almond milk in until you’ve obtained a thick consistency. Depending on what kind of PB you’re using, it will need more or less milk.
ps. I’ve used rice vinegar instead of lime juice also, and it turned out very delicious!
Keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bring it to room temperature before serving it.
Remove tofu from packaging. Place it on a plate lined with a couple of paper towels. Cover tofu with another double layer of paper towel. Place a board or a flat plate on top of tofu and put some weight (some heavy canned good or books, get creative!) on top to press down on tofu. (or you can use a tofu press)
Let tofu sit there for about 30 min.
Slice or cut into chunks.
Sprinkle salt over tofu pieces.
Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan.
Add tofu slices and fry them for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.
Keep an eye on the heat so it doesn’t burn the tofu by frying them too fast.
Remove tofu pieces to a paper lined with paper towels, to soak up the extra grease.
To assemble tacos
This recipe will make about 4-6 tacos, depending on how much tofu you love on your tacos.
Heat up the tortillas. (My homemade tortilla recipes: Sourdough Tortillas, Flour Tortillas, Spinach Tortillas.
Layer some cabbage or other greens on the bottom of the tortilla. Spread some cooked peas or other vegetables over. Place tofu on top.
Drizzle with sauce. Enjoy!
Muito apetitoso, parabéns Ca
Allison - Celebrating Sweets
I always try to incorporate meat free meals into our diet, and this is one that my family will LOVE!
Awe, thanks Allison!!
It often happens with me too, I go on and off with being vegetarian, but sometimes I get attracted towards meat. You Tofu Tacos look so beautiful and delicious.
So you know what I’m talking about right 🙂 Thanks, Swati!
The peanut sauce sounds incredible for these tacos! I am not a tofu fan but this could get me to eat a bite or two 🙂
I can’t say I’m the biggest tofu eater in the world either, but I just love crispy tofu!
Why not use peanut sauce in a taco! What a great idea and thanks so much!
Thank you, Ginny!
I’m loving everything that you have added in this recipe, such a healthy, filling and delicious tacos one can have for lunch!
Thank you so much!! It was very filling and delicious!
My mom is a vegetarian and has anemia. Meat is the only thing that raises her iron levels.
I always cost my tofu in peanut flour and bake so I love your tofu pb combo!
Thanks Patrick!! I absolutely love tofu also!
I love your story! Plus, this recipe sounds delicious, that peanut sauce sounds awesome. I’ve got to check out your homemade sourdough tortillas!
Thank you, Danielle!! Yes the peanut sauce was very delicious!
I never tried tofu tacos before, and always had them with meat, but these sure do sound and look so delicious and light – therefore more suitable for a healthy dinner or even a snack. The added peanut sauce also sounds yummy!
Crispy tofu is really delicious!! Give it a shot, you might like it!
Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
I really enjoy vegetarian food, and tofu is wonderful. It is great to add flavours to. So this meal looks and sounds delicious and certainly something I would love to try.
Thank you Helen!
This recipe sounds AMAZING. It’s also really interesting to read about your journey with vegetarianism.
These look delicious! Great way to enjoy tofu, vegetarian or not. 🙂
For sure, super delicious!! thank you!