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Vegan Tofu Tacos with Peanut Sauce

These Vegan tacos feature crispy tofu and a delicious peanut sauce, with fresh veggies! And even better when served with my homemade tortilla.
Course Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 290 kcal


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

Crispy tofu

  • 14 oz block of extra-firm tofu
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

To assemble

  • 6 tortillas


Peanut Sauce

  1. 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.
  2. ps. I’ve used rice vinegar instead of lime juice also, and it turned out very delicious!
  3. Keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bring it to room temperature before serving it.

Crispy tofu

  1. 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)
  2. Let tofu sit there for about 30 min.
  3. Drain tofu.
  4. Slice or cut into chunks.
  5. Sprinkle salt over tofu pieces.
  6. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  7. Add tofu slices and fry them for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.
  8. Keep an eye on the heat so it doesn’t burn the tofu by frying them too fast.
  9. Remove tofu pieces to a paper lined with paper towels, to soak up the extra grease.

To assemble tacos

  1. This recipe will make about 4-6 tacos, depending on how much tofu you love on your tacos.
  2. Heat up the tortillas. (My homemade tortilla recipes: Sourdough Tortillas, Flour Tortillas, Spinach Tortillas.
  3. Layer some cabbage or other greens on the bottom of the tortilla. Spread some cooked peas or other vegetables over. Place tofu on top.
  4. Drizzle with sauce. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Tofu Tacos with Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.